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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

For Immediate Release

Monday, March 6, 2023
Duane A. Evans
, United States Attorney

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Man for Weapons Violation

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today, that on March 3, 2023 a federal grand jury indicted LARYAN REED, age 22, with a weapon violation that occurred on February 17, 2023.

In Count 1 of the indictment, REED is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(8). If convicted, REED faces a maximum sentence of 15 years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, a period of up to 3 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

United States Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the New Orleans Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Inga Petrovich of the Violent Crime Unit.

New Orleans Field Division