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

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thompson Sentencing

Baton Rouge Man Sentenced After Firing An Ak-47 In A Residential Neighborhood

BATON ROUGE, LA – Acting United States Attorney Walt Green announced that ADRIAN K. THOMPSON, age 35, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge James J. Brady to serve 84 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release after imprisonment. The sentence results from THOMPSON’S convictions for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924.

On November 29, 2011, Baton Rouge Police Officers responded to a complaint of shots fired near THOMPSON’S residence on Belfair Drive in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After canvassing the neighborhood and speaking with witnesses, officers searched THOMPSON’S residence where they seized an AK-47 rifle, along with marijuana, cocaine, and illegal prescription drugs. Upon further investigation, Baton Rouge Police and Task Force Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives determined that THOMPSON had been involved in a drug trafficking-related argument with another individual, and during the course of the dispute, THOMPSON fired his AK-47 rifle at least eleven times. At least two of the bullets THOMPSON fired struck an occupied home nearby.

This matter was investigated by the Baton Rouge Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chris Dippel.

Updated December 15, 2014