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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition Sentenced to Federal Prison

United States Attorney Brandon J. Fremin announced today that U.S. Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick sentenced ADAM C. METEVIA, a 22 year-old resident of Baton Rouge, to 27 months in federal prison following his conviction of possessing a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.  The Court further sentenced METEVIA to 3 years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment and also ordered that the firearm and ammunition possessed by METEVIA be forfeited.

On November 14, 2017, Baton Rouge Police Department responded to a McDonalds near the corner of Scenic Hwy. and Harding Blvd. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  A complainant advised that METEVIA entered the McDonalds, walked behind the counter to the kitchen area, and raised up his shirt, exposing a handgun tucked into his waistband.  When the BRPD officers arrived at the McDonalds, they observed a male, later identified as METEVIA, matching the description of the suspect in possession of a large revolver.  Upon apprehension, officers retrieved the firearm and also discovered twenty-one rounds of .ammunition in his pockets.  METEVIA was previously convicted in East Baton Rouge Parish of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, a felony.

U.S. Attorney Fremin stated, “Firearms in the hands of convicted felons will not be tolerated in this jurisdiction.  I want to thank my prosecutors, the ATF, and the Baton Rouge Police Department for bringing this defendant to justice.”

ATF Resident Agent-in-Charge Antonio L. Pittman stated, “The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with our Federal, State, and Local Law enforcement partners continue to serve our communities by focusing our efforts on removing armed, violent offenders from our streets. We work diligently to protect our citizens by presenting relevant investigative work to our Middle District of Louisiana U.S. Attorney’s Office for federal prosecution.”

This matter is being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Baton Rouge Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brad Casey.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated December 13, 2018