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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Pearl River Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of Firearms

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

If convicted, LONG faces a maximum sentence of ten (10) years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.  U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan set sentencing for September 7, 2016. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Myles Ranier is in charge of the prosecution. 


Updated June 8, 2016