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St. John man receives 5 years for weapons conviction

CONVENT — A Reserve man is facing a half-decade behind bars following a weapons convictions last month, authorities said.

According to Tyler Cavalier, 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky L. Babin’s public information officer, 27-year-old Demario Griffin pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Judge Jason Verdigets sentenced Griffin to five years at hard labor with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. This sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

Assistant District Attorney Bruce Mohon prosecuted the case.