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United States of America v. Arthur Allen
Case Number: 2:22-cr-00091
Judge: Triche Milazzo
Court: United States District Court for Eastern the District of Louisiana (Orleans Parish)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in New Orleans
Description: New Orleans, Louisiana criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with distribution of drugs and felony possession of a firearm.
Count One of the indictment charged Arthur Allen with possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C), and (b)(1)(D). Count 2 charges ALLEN with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 924(c)(1)(A)(i) and 2. Count 4 charges ALLEN with being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 924(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). ALLEN was not charged in Count 3 of the indictment.
On July 29, 2021, New Orleans Police Officers conducted a stop on a vehicle containing three individuals, including ALLEN. During this stop, ALLEN fled the vehicle but was later apprehended by officers. Upon a search of the vehicle, officers discovered illegal drugs and weapons.
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 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.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Louisiana State Police, and the New Orleans Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Inga Petrovich of the Violent Crime Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
21:841(a)(1),(b)(1)(C) and (b)(1)(D) and 18:2 POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE COCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE, A SCHEDULE II CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE AND MARIJUANA, A SCHEDULE I CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE AND AIDING AND ABETTING
18:924(c)(1)(A)(i) and 18:2 POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN FURTHERANCE OF A DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIME AND AIDING AND ABETTING
18:922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2) FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 90 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and was assessed $300.00.