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A young man from New Orleans was sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Possession of a Firearm

Curtis Macken

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - Torrel Knox, age 28, of New Orleans, was sentenced to imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon for charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm on August 19, 2021.

According to the court document, Know is accused of violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1) and pleaded guilty on December 19, 2019.

Knox's sentence was related to findings made by the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force. On 27 September 2018, law enforcement managed to apprehend Knox and found a Glock Model 19 pistol with a long magazine containing 32 live hollow-point bullets in his waist.

Knox was eventually sentenced to 46 months in the Bureau of Prisons, followed by three years of supervised release and a mandatory $100 fine by Judge Eldon E. Fallon.

The case is being prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice's Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, which is a cooperative federal, state, and local initiative to reduce violent crime.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) was also involved in the case. The ATF protects the public from crimes involving weapons, explosives, arson, and the diversion of alcohol and tobacco products; regulates authorized firearms and explosives commerce; and assists law enforcement, public safety, and industry partners around the world.

The Tools and Services for Licensees area offer information for the firearms business and its members, as well as classifications of guns and interpretations of the 27 CFR Parts 447, 478, and 479 rules.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn McHugh was prosecuting this case.

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