Brett Roberts, 52, of Doyline, was sentenced Wednesday afternoon
by U.S. District Judge Tom Stagg to 24 months in prison for
possession of a nonregistered silencer that he used to commit
various hunting violations in Webster and Bossier parishes, U.S.
Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said in a news release.
2009, special operations agents for the Louisiana Department of
Wildlife & Fisheries initiated an investigation against Roberts for
hunting deer at night using a rifle with a silencer and selling deer
meat. The investigation revealed more than 120 hunting violations
committed through the possession and use of numerous nonregistered
At sentencing, the court noted that Roberts also
possessed and distributed methamphetamine to undercover agents.
The case also was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives and state police. Prosecutors were Assistant
U.S. Attorney Robert W. Gillespie Jr. and Special Assistant U.S.
Attorney Robert J. France.
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