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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Three Men Charged in Nine Count Superseding Indictment for Violations of Federal Gun Control Act

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced today a federal grand jury handed down a third superseding indictment charging three men with nine counts of firearms charges. NOLAN CASON, 26, of New Orleans, was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm and one count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. QUINTON COOKS, 35, of California, was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm after a domestic violence conviction. TERRANCE MORGAN, 24, of New Orleans, was charged with four counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

If convicted, CASON, COOKS, and MORGAN each face a maximum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, and up to 3 years supervised release for each count.

Mr. Polite also wishes to thank the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive and the Drug Enforcement Agency for investigating these crimes. Assistant United States Attorneys Maria Carboni and Matthew Payne are prosecuting the matter.

Updated January 26, 2017