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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Eastern District of Louisiana

www.justice.gov/usao/lae

For Immediate Release

July 25, 2012

Jim Letten, United States Attorney

Contact: Anna Christman
(504) 680-3171

NEW ORLEANS MAN SENTENCED TO 48 MONTHS FOR FEDERAL GUN CHARGE

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – ARTHUR DRUMMER, JR., age 26, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced to 48 months of incarceration by United States District Court Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt after DRUMMER pled guilty to being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to court documents, DRUMMER had been previously convicted on September 29, 2003, for Possession of Crack Cocaine, a felony, in the Criminal District Court for the Parish of Orleans, and on June 13, 2005, for two counts of Manslaughter, also felonies, in the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court. As such, DRUMMER was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm. DRUMMER pled guilty to a one-count indictment for a violation of the Federal Gun Control Act on December 21, 2011.

In addition to incarceration, DRUMMER was sentenced to 3 years of supervised release and ordered to pay a mandatory special assessment of $100.00.

The case was investigated by the New Orleans Police Department and the ATF and was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Edward J. Rivera of the Violent Crime Unit.

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