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Western District of Louisiana

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Shreveport man sentenced to 66 months in prison for illegal possession of marijuana, firearms

SHREVEPORT, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Shreveport man was sentenced Tuesday to five years and five months in prison for possessing drugs and firearms.

LaWarron Cummings, 34, of Shreveport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release. According to the April 5, 2018 guilty plea, law enforcement agents received a tip that Cummings was conducting drug sales in the Martin Luther King area of Shreveport, and he possessed multiple firearms. Shreveport police located Cummings at a residence where police found him in possession of marijuana, one Century Arms SKS semiautomatic rifle; a RG17, Caliber: .38 mm, Derringer; and ammunition.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.   In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

The ATF, State of Louisiana Probation and Parole Division, and Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Aaron Crawford prosecuted the case.

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated July 11, 2018