United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that after a year of increased firearm and violent crime prosecutions, there has been a substantial reduction in violent crime throughout the Western District of Louisiana.

 A Bossier City woman pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and possessing a firearm Thursday.

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A Tullos man pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing a homemade silencer that he had not registered.


A man from Mexico pleaded guilty to being an illegal alien in possession of a rifle.

Gerardo C. Rodriguez, 53, of Mexico, pleaded guilty before to one count of possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.