Shreveport Man Admits to Gun and Drug Charges
A 29-year-old Shreveport man has pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and to carrying a firearm during a crime of drug trafficking. Back in February of last year, Morocco Porter was stopped by a Shreveport police officer for a traffic violation -- but he got out of the car and took off running. As he ran, he dropped a loaded .40 calibre semiautomatic handgun and discarded the crack cocaine and marijuana he was carrying. Police caught him and recovered the gun and drugs. During questioning, Porter admitted that he had been convicted in Bossier District Court in 2002 for cocaine possession and in Caddo District Court in 2008 for aggravated battery. When he's sentenced in September, he could get up to 15 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release, and forfeiture of his firearm. he remains in federal custody.