Man in New Orleans Receives Sentence for Being a Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm

Mocobizscene- DaJuan Martin, a 24-year-old resident of New Orleans, has been sentenced to thirty-three (33) months in prison, three (3) years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100 by U.S. District Judge Wendy B. Vitter.

Martin pleaded guilty to the charge of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, which violates Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). United States Attorney Duane A. Evans made the announcement. According to court documents, Martin was apprehended on June 13, 2022, by officers from the New Orleans Police Department for operating a stolen scooter.

While trying to evade arrest, Martin discarded a loaded Glock 9-millimeter handgun. It is important to note that Martin had previous convictions in 2017 and 2018 for illegally carrying a weapon, which made it illegal for him to possess a firearm.

This case is a crucial component of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a collaborative initiative that unites law enforcement agencies of all levels with the communities they serve. The ultimate aim of this project is to decrease instances of violent crime and offenses involving firearms, resulting in safer neighborhoods for all residents.

On May 26, 2021, the Department took significant steps to strengthen PSN and actively address the issue of violent crime by prioritizing the establishment of trust and legitimacy within communities.

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