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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Eastern District of Louisiana

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Jim Letten, United States Attorney

Contact: Anna Christman, Public Information Officer
(504) 680-3171;

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — ARTHUR DRUMMER, JR., age 26, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today to a one–count indictment for a violation of the Federal Gun Control Act before U. S. District Court Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to court documents, on December 3, 2010, DRUMMER was approached by NOPD Officers who noticed him arguing with two other individuals outside a parked vehicle on Gentilly Boulevard. As the officers got closer, they heard a metallic sound hitting the ground from the side of an open door, directly next to where DRUMMER was standing. DRUMMER was detained while the officers retrieved the Taurus, Model PT–24/7, .40 caliber semi–automatic pistol. A check into his background revealed that DRUMMER had previous state convictions. As such, DRUMMER was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm.

DRUMMER faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. Sentencing is scheduled for March 21, 2012.

The case was investigated by the New Orleans Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Edward J. Rivera of the Violent Crime Unit.