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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Two Local Men Pled Guilty Today Involving a Firearm and Drug Offense

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JAMIRON BARNES, a/k/a “Miron,” a/k/a “Myron,” age 22 and SEAN BRIGGS, a/k/a “Big Sean,” a/k/a “Big C,” age 33, have both pled guilty today. BARNES and BRIGGS pled guilty to one count of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A).  The defendants face a mandatory minimum of 5 years imprisonment up to life imprisonment, 5 years supervised release following any term of imprisonment, a $250,000.00 fine, and $100.00 special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the continued coordinated effort of the federal and state law enforcement authorities, including the United States Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New Orleans Gang Task Force, the New Orleans Police Department, and the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth Privitera is in charge of the prosecution.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.   In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated April 27, 2018