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Shreveport felon found with drugs, firearm

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

SHREVEPORT, La. – Bryan Thomas Robinson, 38, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced.

According to the guilty plea, Shreveport Police stopped Robinson’s vehicle on October 28, 2017 on Linwood Avenue.  Police searched his vehicle and found a blue bag with approximately 49 grams of marijuana, pills, a digital scale, additional plastic baggies and a Hi Point .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun in a cooler in the trunk of the vehicle. Robinson is also a felon who was convicted on February 25, 2013 of possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I controlled substance, which prohibits him from possessing a firearm under federal law.

Robinson faces up to 10 years in prison for possession of a firearm by a felon and not less than five years in prison for possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.  He also faces three to five years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.  

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).  PSN is 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.

The ATF and Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany E. Fields is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 22, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods