Felon Sentenced for Federal Gun Charge
Published 6:33 am Thursday, February 9, 2023
NEW ORLEANS, LA – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that QUINCY JACKSON, age 31, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced on February 1, 2023 for violating the Federal Gun Control Act, Title 18 United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). JACKSON was sentenced to 65 months of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and a mandatory $100.00 special assessment fee.
The sentence is pursuant to his federal conviction for possessing a Glock semi-automatic handgun at a Shell gas station on North Broad Street in New Orleans on July 5, 2021. JACKSON is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to his criminal history. According to court documents, JACKSON was previously convicted of manslaughter, possession of heroin, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and New Orleans Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles D. Strauss of the Violent Crimes Unit.