☷Hollygrove Man Sentenced for Drug Carjacking and Firearm Violations
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Hollygrove Man Sentenced for Drug , Carjacking , and Firearm Violations NEW ORLEANS , LOUISIANA – BRIAN JONES ( JONES ) , a/k/a “Turk , ” age 26 , was sentenced in federal court today to 30 years imprisonment for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act , Title 21 United States Code , Sections 841 ( a ) ( 1 ) , 841 ( b ) ( 1 ) ( A ) , and 846 , carjacking , Title 21 United States Code , Section 2119 , and use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence , Title 21 United States Code Section 924 ( c ) ( 1 ) ( A ) ( iii ) JONES previously pled guilty to a three count second superseding indictment . on October 19 , 2021According to court documents , in 2017 and 2018 , JONES and his co - conspirators sold drugs in the Hollygrove area of New Orleans in and around a neighborhood corner - store . In October 2017 , JONES pistol - whipped and shot a victim multiple times from point blank range , and then ran the victim over with a car . The victim survived . This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods ( PSN ) , which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts . PSN is an evidence - based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime . Through PSN , a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them . As part of this strategy , PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime . U . S . Attorney Duane A . Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New Orleans Gang Task Force . The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Kathryn McHugh and Myles Ranier .
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