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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana
Duane A. Evans, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Monday, March 4, 2024

Raceland Man Sentenced for Violations of the Federal Gun Control Act

NEW ORLEANS — Jamyren Richard, age 23, of Raceland, was sentenced on Feb. 29 after previously pleading guilty to two counts of being a felon in possession of firearm, in violation of Title 18, U.S. Code, Sections 922(g)(1), and 924(a)(2).

According to court records, on March 26, 2021, Richard was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over by the Harahan Police Department. During the traffic stop, officers located two loaded firearms inside the vehicle and Richard admitted that he possessed both firearms.

On June 15, 2021, Richard was observed fleeing from a car that was being pursued by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Richard fled while carrying a semiautomatic rifle, entered a female’s home and hid the rifle under the master bed mattress. Richard admitted he possessed three firearms knowing he had a prior felony conviction.

As to both counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Richard was sentenced to 77 months imprisonment, three years of supervised release upon release from imprisonment, and a $200 mandatory special assessment fee.

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 of Justice 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.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Harahan Police Department and the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynn E. Schiffman of the Narcotics Unit.


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