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Shreveport man indicted on federal firearms and methamphetamine charges

SHREVEPORT, La. U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment yesterday afternoon charging Glenn Frierson, 38, of Shreveport, with felon in possession of a firearm, possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  Local authorities arrested Frierson on January 15, 2019, in connection with the death of Shreveport Police Officer Chateri Payne.

According to the indictment, Frierson possessed a Smith & Wesson, model SD40, .40-caliber pistol, ammunition and methamphetamine on May 3, 2018.  The indictment also alleges that Frierson possessed the Smith & Wesson in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime related to the methamphetamine possession charge.  Frierson is a convicted felon and under federal law, it is illegal for him to possess a firearm or ammunition.

If convicted, the defendant faces 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, 20 years in prison for the drug distribution and 20 years in prison for possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. He also faces five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $2 million.

The ATF and the Shreveport Police Department investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Cadesby B. Cooper is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Author: February 14, 2019

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