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Waggaman Man Sentenced for Federal Gun Offense

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – On November 15, 2023, U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance sentenced DEVYN ALLEN to 31 months in the Bureau of Prisons for violating the Federal Gun Control Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

ALLEN was charged on December 3, 2021, in a one-count indictment with possession of a Springfield Model XD, nine-millimeter handgun while being a convicted felon.  ALLEN will serve 31 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

U. S. Attorney Duane A. Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Louisiana State Police.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Rachal Cassagne of the Narcotics Unit.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated November 20, 2023

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