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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Louisiana
Brandon B. Brown, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

New Iberia Man Sentenced for Possession of Unregistered Silencers

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Brennan James Comeaux, 50, of New Iberia, Louisiana, has been sentenced by United States District Judge David C. Joseph for possession of silencers that were not registered by him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. Comeaux was sentenced to 24 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to information introduced in court, on or about June 2, 2022, Comeaux knowingly possessed numerous silencers and silencer parts, including two silver and three black completed firearm silencers. Law enforcement agents recovered these silencers pursuant to a search warrant that was executed at Comeaux’s residence. Agents also found multiple firearm manuals explaining how to modify and assemble firearms and silencers. Comeaux pleaded guilty to the charge on February 6, 2024.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Casey Richmond.

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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. PSN is part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime. To learn more about Project Safe Neighborhoods, go to

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