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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota
For Immediate Release
Andrew M. Luger, United States Attorney
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Duluth Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Ammunition

MINNEAPOLIS – A Duluth man has pleaded guilty to possession of ammunition as a felon, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on July 26, 2021, Jason Lamount Burns, 38, possessed a magazine loaded with 9mm ammunition that Duluth Police Department officers found stored on a shelf in Burns’ bedroom closet while executing a search warrant at his home.

Because Burns has prior felony convictions, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

Burns pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court before Judge John R. Tunheim to one count of felon in possession of ammunition. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later time.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Duluth Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly A. Svendsen is prosecuting the case.


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