BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A Gonzales man is going to be spending a few years behind bars after a recent sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson.

Jon Paul Cook, Jr., 42, was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison.

Cook, Jr. pleaded guilty and was convicted of possession with the intent to distribute heroin and methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The Ascension Parish man admitted that on April 12, 2021, he “possessed a loaded Bryco Arms, Model J-22, .22 caliber pistol,” according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Cook Jr., was convicted in 2018 and 2019 on drug-related charges.

These agencies took part in this most recent investigation::

  • Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office

After 8 years in prison, Cook, Jr. will also be subject to three years of supervised release.