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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Jackson Man Pleads Guilty under Project EJECT to Illegally Possessing a Gun

 

 

Jackson, Miss. – Loucious Collins, 37, of Jackson, pled guilty yesterday before United States District Judge David Bramlette III to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

On June 8, 2017, the FBI and the Mississippi Gaming Commission assisted Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control with executing a search warrant at V Live Club in Jackson. While inside the club, law enforcement discovered that Loucious Collins, a convicted felon, possessed a gun inside his pants pocket. Collins has several previous felony convictions, including multiple convictions for house and business burglary.

Collins will be sentenced in Jackson by Judge Bramlette on November 27, 2018, and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Mississippi Gaming Commission, and the Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control. It is part of Project EJECT, an initiative by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi under the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). EJECT is a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to fighting and reducing violent crime in Jackson through prosecution, prevention, re-entry and awareness. EJECT stands for "Empower Jackson Expel Crime Together." PSN is a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

U.S. Attorney Hurst commended the work of the local law enforcement and their cooperation with FBI agents and Project EJECT task force members in the investigation of this case.

 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated August 29, 2018