Louisiana Rapper Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Firearms Charges in Federal Court

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Published June 17, 2022

Louisiana Rapper Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Firearms Charges

Louisiana – Javorious Scott, aka Jaydayoungan, age 24, a Bogalusa, Louisiana, resident and rapper was sentenced by United States District Judge Sarah S. Vance to a sentence of time served after serving approximately seven months imprisonment, one year of supervised release, a $5,500.00 fine and a $100.00 mandatory special assessment fee after pleading guilty to a one-count indictment that charged him with possession of a firearm while under indictment or felony, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(n)(1) and 924(a)(1)(D), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, on October 29, 2021, officers from the Bogalusa Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a silver-colored Audi with a Virginia license plate traveling south on South Columbia Street in Bogalusa, Louisiana due to a switched license plate. Scott, the vehicle’s driver, failed to produce his driver’s license or vehicle registration. Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle while speaking with Scott and the passenger. A black handgun was also discovered on the driver’s side floorboard, directly beneath Scott’s legs. Officers detained Scott and discovered a small amount of suspected marijuana in the driver’s seat. Officers then found a loaded Ruger Security-9, 9mm pistol in the driver’s side floorboard.

Scott was under indictment in Harris County, Texas, at the time the officers discovered and seized the firearm from the floorboard.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, which is at the heart of the Department of Justice’s efforts to reduce violent crime. PSN is an evidence-based program that has been shown to reduce violent crime. PSN brings together a diverse range of stakeholders to identify the most pressing violent crime issues in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and collaborates with community-based prevention and reentry programs to achieve long-term crime reductions.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Bogalusa Police Department investigated this case. André Jones, an Assistant United States Attorney, handled the prosecution.