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Press Release

Pearl River Man Indicted for Illegal Possession of Firearms

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that STEVEN LONG, age 30, of Pearl River, was indicted today for illegally possessing five firearms in his home on March 10, 2016, after having previously been convicted of three narcotics felonies in St. Tammany Parish.

LONG faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release if convicted.

The Indictment is a product of an ongoing investigation by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

U. S. Attorney Polite reiterated that the Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the ATF, with assistance from the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Myles Ranier is in charge of the prosecution. 

Updated March 18, 2016