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Tangipahoa Parish man sentenced for violating the federal controlled substances act and the gun control acts

NEW ORLEANSU.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Redis Mcgary, age 53, a resident of Tangipahoa Parish, was sentenced on March 17, 2021 by United States District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle after previously pleading guilty to a two-count Bill of Information with possessing with the intent to distribute heroin and with being a convicted felon in possession of firearms.

According to court documents, on October 7, 2020, Mcgary pled guilty to Count One of the Bill of Information, which charged him with possession with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and Count Two, which charged him with possession of a .38 special/357 Mag Derringer pistol and a .22 caliber Derringer pistol. Mcgary had previously been convicted of a felony offense punishable by more than 1 year of imprisonment in the Tangipahoa Parish Criminal District Court.

For Count One, Judge Lemelle sentenced Mcgary to 64 months of imprisonment, 4 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. For Count Two, Judge Lemelle sentenced Mcgary to 64 months of imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Both sentences are to be served concurrently.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Hammond Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Bayonle Osundare was in charge of the prosecution.