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Jefferson County man sentenced for federal firearms violation

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

BEAUMONT, Texas – A Port Arthur man was sentenced to federal prison for a firearms violation in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs.

Johnathon Andre Granger, 24, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone on July 2, 2024.

According to information presented in court, on August 4, 2023, local law enforcement executed a search warrant at Granger’s Port Arthur residence.  During the search, Granger was found asleep in a bedroom with a firearm nearby.  In all, three firearms, 19 grams of cocaine, and nearly $3,000 cash were found in the home. 

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

This case was investigated by the Port Arthur Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Tommy Coleman.


Updated July 2, 2024

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