Gary, IN – Indianapolis Man Receives 70-Month Federal Sentence for High-Capacity Firearm Possession


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Gary, IN – In a concerted effort to enhance community safety, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana has reported that Herman Lamont Banks, an Indianapolis man, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison. Banks was allegedly found asleep in a running vehicle with a high-capacity drum magazine firearm, as disclosed by law enforcement officials in Gary, Indiana.

The September 29, 2019, incident led to Banks’ arrest and subsequent guilty plea to charges of firearm possession by a felon, reflecting strict federal enforcement against high-capacity weapon violations. The sentencing is a notable outcome under Project Safe Neighborhoods, aimed at curbing violent crime and fostering secure neighborhoods.


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