N.O. man faces decade in prison after pleading to gun, drug violations

Case is seen as success for Project Safe Neighborhoods program

Thomas Perumean
June 17, 2019 - 12:40 pm

Thanks to a multilevel crime reduction program, convicted felon Larmondo Allen is going to federal prison.  On Thursday he plead guilty to a single count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Allen faces as much as a decade behind bars and up to $250-thousand fine, when he is sentenced in August.  

Allen was arrested in 2017 following a traffic stop by Louisiana State Troopers who found two guns in the car Allen was riding.  Allen had been convicted of two of possession wth intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana in 2016.  As result of the conviction Allen was barred from possessing a firearm.  

U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser praised the work of the New Orleans Gang Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Louisiana State Police in investigating this matter as part of their participation with Project Safe Neighborhoods.  

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a program that’s been very successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer.  PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  It is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime in other jurisdictions.  

PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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