Arcadia Louisiana Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of Firearms

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SHREVEPORT, La. – -(Ammoland.com)- United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Casey Michael Taylor, 35, of Arcadia, Louisiana, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote for illegal possession of firearms.

Taylor was sentenced to 68 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to information presented to the court, on February 2, 2021, deputies with the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office lawfully stopped Taylor’s pickup truck in response to a be-on-the-lookout or “BOLO” alert.

Deputies placed Taylor into custody and found inside his truck several loaded handguns, ammunition, methamphetamine, and smoking paraphernalia. Investigators later searched and seized multiple firearms from Taylor’s gun safe pursuant to a search warrant. Taylor later admitted that he was addicted to and a daily user of methamphetamine making him prohibited from possessing firearms.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated this case, and it was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Shannon. This case is also 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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. PSN is part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime. To learn more about Project Safe Neighborhoods, go to www.justice.gov/psn.

New Orleans Field Division


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency responsible for investigating violations of the federal firearms and explosives laws and regulations. More information about ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov.

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Russn8r

“We showed them fanatics! Let’s go home!” -ATFBI

Russn8r

“Well always have Waco!” -ATFBI “Hostage Rescue” Serial Killers

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Russn8r

“I’ll always have Ruby Ridge, thanks to Bill Barr!”
-ATFBI “Hostage Rescuer” Lon Horiuchi

Russn8r

“Good times!”

Jim

WOW, Some of these comments are just wild. This country sure has a lot of folks who just don’t get it and aren’t even close really.

Wild Bill

Could you be more specific?

Russn8r

“Our work is done here! Marshmallows anyone? -ATFBI

Jack

I’m against the NFA, limited magazine capacities and every other dimwitted left wing gun law, BUT “Taylor later admitted that he was addicted to and a daily user of methamphetamine making him prohibited from possessing firearms.” I don’t believe self admitted drug addicts should maintain their 2A rights.

CourageousLion

It is either a right or it is not. If it is a right then you can’t take it away. That is what the word UNALIENABLE means. EVERYONE has the RIGHT to self defense with WHATEVER MEANS necessary. To say that someone who is “addicted” can’t defend themselves from an aggressor is totally tyrannical. You need to become an enforcer or a polytickshun.

Jim

Actually, I believe it says the unalienable rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. None of these give one the right to own a weapon, .I agree that the gubment has overstepped in so many areas but when it comes to taking weapons away from crack heads who are admittedly addicted to mind altering drugs I tend to agree with them. Most crack heads are not independently wealthy, many do not work at all except to rob hard working law abiding citizens of their stuff and assault them if necessary in the process, so I agree that I… Read more »

Russn8r

I believe it says the unalienable rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. None of these give one the right to own a weapon,”

“It”? Try 2A: The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

It says nothing about prohibiting drug addicts or users.

DDS

Actually, no, the Declaration of Independence, DOES NOT say that. “that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Note the use of the word “among.” The use of “among” indicates this is a list, but not an enumeration. Imagine if I said the AR15 comes in various calibers. Among these are 5.56 NATO and .300 Blackout. You might say what about .458 SOCOM? “Among” tells you the list is not complete, nor was it intended to be. Jefferson listed what he considered to be 3 of the rights, but not all of them. The fact that Jefferson… Read more »

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Wild Bill

Very well explained! Wish that I had said it!

Wild Bill

If a Right can be limited, diminished or abridged by government, then it is not a Right because government will limit, diminish, and abridge, by force, until it is gone.
Government has over stepped and that is just the beginning. Government will not stop. We must not hand government the tools.

Wild Bill

Yes, A Right can not be diminished and stops government in its tracks. A Right can not be gotten around, under, or over. A Right is a check on government authority and balance power by making individuals the equal of government!

Wild Bill

I’m thinking that we should be careful about who we deny rights to, because “they” might use it on us.
One of the 12 step is admitting that one is and alcoholic (or addict) and are powerless over alcohol (drugs), and always will be. Would you deny rights to the sober addict or alcoholic?
Maybe just can not play with the toys while under the influence. But that is already a safety rule.
I could be wrong.

2gats

PUBLISH ATF AND ALL PUBLIC EMPLOYEE HOME ADDRESSES

Wild Bill

Does anyone have all of that information?

Wild Bill

Only the federal government has all that personal information, and that federal government is precluded from giving out that information by their 4th Amendment and Ninth Amendment Rights to privacy.

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BillyBobTexas

Hmmmm….I missed the part about him being OFF meth…..and that he was an upstanding citizen with no felony convictions and no more drug use……HEY,MAN…you want the Freedoms assured to us by the Constitution…you gotta’ play by the Rules IN the Constitution. And I think if you are a certified meth user and have a history of felonies…tuff chit. You Lose those Rights. I am glad he is off our streets.

Tionico

I musta missed it. I did not see where this guy “has a history of felonies”. Felonies of WHAT KIND? Maybe simple possession of an unconstitutionally “controlled” substance that Mommie has determined is “a crime”?

Has this guy harmed anyone? How about threatened? Intimidted? Violated? THOSE are felonies. Having some “substance” is NOT a felony that shuold debar one the use of arms.
Yes the guy was dumb having all those guns in his truck. But that on its face should not preclude him his right to be armed.

CourageousLion

As many times as I’ve read the Constitution and have studied it, I’ll be damned if I can find rules like you espose in it ANYWHERE. There are not EXCEPTS after the 2nd amendment. There are no EXCEPTS after the 4th amendment. There are no lists of prohibited activities that the founding fathers thought were nasty enough to list. What Constitution are you reading? Russian? China? Valenzuela? Mexico? TELL US.

Stag

Looks like the government thugs are bragging about armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping, and violation of rights again.

CourageousLion

Where is the “corpus delicti”? You know…THE BODY OF THE VICTIM? WHO was victimized by what he is alleged to have been doing at the time of his arrest? Who was DAMAGED by his activity? So where is an actual “crime”? Just more proof of the psychopathic control freaks control over you, me, your wife, your kids, your cat, your dog making you a SLAVE to their UNconstitutional edicts that go against natural law. NO VICTIM, NO CRIME. NO CRIME…NOT GUILTY YOUR “HONOR”!

Gregory Peter DuPont

I was thinking about that…” Violent crime reduction” the ATFingE was playing with themselves over in their press release..no I am not a fan of meth monkeys and guns going steady together, but OTOH; I wonder if the newly minted felon has any convictions or cases pending for ACTUAL violence? Admittedly drug use/dealing automatically has an assumption of violence as a default template when a state or federal prosecutor gets the bit between their teeth; but I do wonder what the tweaker had for legal counsel?

JayWPB

“Taylor, a previously convicted felon, was arrested by the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office after he and his girlfriend exchanged gunfire during a domestic abuse incident.”
As always, there’s more to the story.

CourageousLion

So? That is something that took place in the PAST. Apparently the “system” considered him to be safe enough to let him out of his cage and work and mingle among the rest of us. That has NOTHING to do with the situation described.

Gregory Peter DuPont

Thanks-that answers my question I just posted above

Vince

Sounds like a wanna be gang member. Better off the street.

CourageousLion

Sounds like you’re a wanna be tyrant. Better out of society.

nrringlee

It sounds to me like the line from Casa Blanca: Round up the usual suspects.

JPM

BATF creates a “box” to check on their 4473 form and if you don’t answer it truthfully, yes, you can’t purchase the gun you are trying to buy AND the BATF assholes use the information to show up and seize your guns, arrest you and you go to jail. Answer no untruthfully and the latter still takes place. Nice work if you can get it. “Are you an unlawful user of or addicted to…”. What is next for the form, “Do you still beat your wife”? How about, “Have you ever had violent thoughts?” or “Have you ever said or… Read more »

CourageousLion

TYRANNY by any other name. LAWLESS oath violating psychopathic control freaks are the only type of individual that would want to fill that job position. NORMAL people wouldn’t be able to handle it. You would HAVE to be a wack job that should be in a room with padded walls.

Dan

Addiction of any substance is a very gray area. Has anyone here ever blacked out from drinking? if so, many so called ‘experts’ would say you’re an alcoholic and not responsible enough to own a firearm. Why in God’s name hasn’t Hunter Biden been charged for this same crime?! Because the Biden crime family sucks and so does the FBI and ATF. Sorry, just my true feelings.

Wild Bill

There is plenty to impeach Biden on. Then lots of Biden, Clinton, and Pelosi rats will have no cover.

nrringlee

Dan, you are spot on. People who are trapped in addiction get trapped in our criminal justice system and are forever marked with felony records. We hamper them for life without the potential for redemption or forgiveness. Many were busted with minor possession decades ago and still carry that ball and chain. And many, the children of privilege escape without any damage at all. Wild Bill references one such casein that of Hunter Biden. Fraudulent enlistment, no harm no foul. Possession, no foul. DUI, no foul. But when a ‘commoner’ does the same stand by for heavy rolls. We do… Read more »

CourageousLion

I have a neighbor who is a convicted driving while drunk felon. Too many times and he now can’t own a gun to protect his family and worse yet no one in his own home, wife and of age children can’t either. Tyranny by any other name…

Finnky

I understood that other household members could own firearms, as long as the “prohibited person” does not have access.
“Officer, I swear I am the only one who knows my safe combination – my wife/husband/son-in-law certainly doesn’t know it!”
Only way they’ll prove otherwise is if they catch the “prohibited person” with firearms in hand.

Wild Bill

Respectfully, whether others in the home can own or not is not really his point. The man received a life sentence that neither the judge, nor the statute intended. That is an infringement on the 10th Amendment police powers of each of the states.

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CourageousLion

Your true feelings are absolutely correct. All the animals on the farm are equal. It’s just that some are MORE equal then others.

Tionico

do NOT apologise for this sentiment. It is common. This nation was founded on the principle that ALL are created equal. There IS no aristocracy, no ruling class, no royalty, no dynsty. The simple fact of Hunter Biden’s parent being some political hooh hah does NOT exempt him from the consequences of his crimes. Bedding his sister in law is immoral, and shameful, and despicable, but not a crime. Lying about the status of his handgun, whcih he possessed contra existing laws relating to “substances” and gu possession, IS a crime. If this kid can “go down” for having some… Read more »

uncle dudley

I find it interesting that we don’t see press releases about any drug busts with weapons being seized in the inner city ghetto’s where they have multiple shootings everyday.
Can you say Chicago.

Rob

Wow! No more Dan Brown novels for you, bucko!

CourageousLion

Stop spreading the truth. The baby “Jews” AKA masons don’t want you to do this. I was told by one that the Jews hold the secrets of the universe in their Kaballa. Oh well…guess it’s all just a conspiracy theory. I’d say the low down on the totem pole masons have no idea what the upper echelon are involved in.

Don

The Masons I know are not part of a satanic group.

CourageousLion

That they KNOW of. Do they really know what the top bosses are really involved with? I’ve read on the subject, but since I’m not in either place I can’t speak for them. But that statement I made up the thread was from a conversation at a gun range that I had with a Mason.

Jim

So, hearsay ?????? And yet you spew it out there for all to see & think you actually know what you speak of. Less than credible sir, less than credible.

Don

Next time you’re at the post office look at the wanted posters. Almost everyone of them is a black inner city resident wanted for violating ATF laws. The last time I looked the top ten were wanted on gun charges.

Russn8r

Since real criminals like Ray Epps are taken off the list & criminal FBI agts never on it at all e.g. Lon Horiuchi

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Russn8r

The worst killers are never on the most wanted list.

Russn8r

Looky there. Agent WB’s sock pups take 3 more dumps on Vicki Weaver’s memory.

Russn8r

Another mass murderer not on the FBI most wanted list.

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ras52

Yes sir, that is the face of evil!

JSNMGC

“The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated this case, and it was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Shannon.”

http://www.bienvilleparish.org/elected-officials/sheriff

CourageousLion

Yep, it all boils down to ALL of them violating the peoples rights and their oaths of office. But hey…Stuart Rhodes…

JSNMGC

Yes, the BATFE can’t do it alone.

They will continue to use state, county, and city/town enforcers to assist them in doing the dirty work. On really big jobs, they bring in the military (who also follow orders).

Most enforcers are tools of tyrants. Many just haven’t been asked yet.

Tionico

Ive often wondered how it can be that local LE cannot help Feds enforce immigration laws, yet they CAN help Feds )BATF) enforce non-local federal laws in cases like this. What, the Big Boiz Klub gets brownie points for destroying lives like this young man’s? He needs help getting OFF the drugs, not prison time where he will come out a better “equipped” criminal. He will learn more about criminal activity in da joint than he ever would on the “outside”. Idiots. And at taxpayer expense, to boot!! This is the wrong kind of tax-supported “education”/

JSNMGC

It’s not just that they can help the feds – many want to help the feds. These press releases typically are about arresting people that “the right” doesn’t like (so, for many, it’s ok to charge them with violating gun laws). They don’t publicize the arrests the BATFE and local law enforcement made of people who only violated firearm laws. There is typically some extra part to it to illicit support from people who might otherwise not support the BATE/Local law enforcement teams. The take-way from these press releases is: a certain percentage of local law enforcement has cooperated with,… Read more »

Don

If he follows the rules he’ll come out clean and sober.

Don

Is it dirty work to arrest this thug?

JSNMGC

It’s dirty work to arrest anyone for violating firearm laws.

It’s dirty work to enforce laws unequally. Why didn’t the BATFE work with municipal police in Delaware to arrest Hunter Biden?

Would you have enforced either of these laws (if you were ordered to do so) if they were in effect in Washington when you were in LE:

  • Magazine Ban per Senate Bill 5078; and/or
  • Confiscation of semiautomatic rifles
Russn8r
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CourageousLion

YEAH! Talk about getting in bed with the devil.

Finnky

Just because AFT is fundamentally evil, does not mean they cannot occasionally do good. Think of NSSF as using AFT, and simultaneously distracting AFT from pursuing innocent gun owners.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

JSNMGC

That’s not what the NSSF is doing.

Stag

Wow. The level of mental gymnastics it took to get to that conclusion is mind boggling.

Arizona

You’re glowing.

Russn8r

What a load of bullshit.

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Wild Bill

Oh, buddy, that is disappointing.