For Immediate Release
Houma Man Charged for Machine Gun and Drug Trafficking
NEW ORLEANS – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that KENDALL PARKER, age 26, of Houma, Louisiana, was charged on November 6, 2020 in a three-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, and possession of a machinegun in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841 and Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922 and 924.
According to court documents, PARKER was found in possession of a quantity of marijuana for distribution purposes and a machine-gun within the Eastern District of Louisiana. If convicted of drug trafficking and the firearms offenses, PARKER face a maximum term of life imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, and five (5) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100.00 special assessment fee.
U.S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
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The case was investigated by the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles D. Strauss.
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