June 17, 2024

29 Year-Old Jerome Wilson of Bogalusa Sentenced to 144 Months

Jerome Wilson, age 29 and a resident of Bogalusa, was sentenced on June 11, 2024 to 144 months in prison for drug and firearm violations, followed by five years of supervised release, and a mandatory $400 special assessment fee, after previously pleading guilty before U.S. District Judge Darrel James Papillion, to a four-count superseding indictment. 

  • Count 1 charged Wilson with conspiring to distribute Fentanyl.
  • Count 2 charged Wilson with conspiring to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking activity.
  • Count 3 charged Wilson with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
  • Count 4 charged Wilson with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, on December 6, 2022, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”) agents surveilling the 1900 block of Frenchmen Street in New Orleans saw Wilson driving a white Dodge Challenger with one passenger. Agents then saw Wilson, his passenger, and a third co-defendant apparently engaged in illegal narcotics transactions, all while possessing firearms. Soon after, Wilson took a firearm from the car and put it atop the right rear tire to allow easy access while selling drugs. Wilson was later arrested after a brief pursuit. Subsequently, officers obtained a state search warrant for the white Dodge Challenger and recovered a Sarsilmaz, Model Sar9, 9-millimeter pistol, from the center console. A criminal history check revealed that Wilson had two prior felony convictions and was not legally allowed to possess a firearm.

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