Shreveport Man Found Guilty on Gun and Drug Charges
Shreveport man Michael Ford was convicted of seven separate drug and gun charges in Caddo District Court on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
The 40 year-old Ford was found guilty-as-charged by a six-man, six-woman jury in court, after just under 50 minutes of deliberation.
He was charged with possession with the intent to distribute the Schedule II controlled dangerous substance methamphetamine, and with the illegal carrying of weapons while in possession of CDS, a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun, while in possession of methamphetamine.
He also faced five separate counts of possession of a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon, for possession of a Century Arms AK handgun, a Smith & Wesson 9 MM handgun, a Titan .25 ACP handgun, a Raven .25 ACP handgun and a Taurus 40 caliber handgun.
On June 8, 2021, law enforcement officials conducted a routine residence compliance check at Ford's home in the 3400 block of Catherine Street and discovered more than 110 grams of methamphetamine, as well as five firearms in his bedroom. Due to the large amount of methamphetamine and the number of guns, probation officers had the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s office open a narcotics investigation and secure a search warrant, finding additional methamphetamine, packing material, digital scales and $381 in U.S. currency.
Ford returns on May 17, 2022, for sentencing.
For his conviction on possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, Ford faces one to 20 years in prison with or without hard labor, and a fine of up to $50,000. For his conviction of illegal carrying of weapons while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, he faces 5 to 10 years at hard labor without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence, and a fine of up to $10,000.
For each of the five gun possession charges, Ford faces five to 20 years in prison at hard labor, without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence, and a fine of from $1,000 to $5,000.
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