A New Iberia man was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Jaymie Williams, 22, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.
According to the August 22, 2018, guilty plea, Williams was present when a Century Arms Model RAS47 rifle was bought at a sporting goods store in Lafayette.
Williams later featured the rifle in one of his music videos, titled “BG Flow.”
In the video, Williams is seen holding the rifle in many scenes.
He also had the weapon when he went to a Lafayette gun shop last year.
Williams was previously convicted of a felony in 2017, which prohibited him from having a gun.
According to a press release, cases like this were brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer. The Justice Department has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, PSN was reinvigorated and all U.S. attorney’s offices were directed to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.