SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that Brandon Lars Reed, 30, of Shreveport, was sentenced September 24 by Chief U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr., to 110 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Reed pleaded guilty on March 11, 2019.
On July 31, 2017, a Shreveport police officer responded to a complaint at a hotel on Monkhouse Drive that individuals were smoking marijuana. When the officer entered the hotel room, he found Reed with other occupants. During a search of the hotel room, a Glock, Model 27, .40-caliber pistol, located on one of the beds, and five Xanax bars, located in the bathroom, were found, all of which Reed admitted to possessing.
Reed is a felon who was convicted in Caddo Parish on November 9, 2009, of possession of a firearm with a controlled dangerous substance, and on April 15, 2014, of possession of a Schedule III drug. Under federal law, as a convicted felon, Reed is not allowed to possess a firearm or ammunition.
The ATF and Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Aaron Crawford prosecuted the case.
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