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30-COUNT SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT RETURNED FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT AND THE FEDERAL GUN CONTROL ACT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2013

LANGUNDO FLOWERS, age 33; ODELL WELLS, age 31; DENNIS MORGAN age 27; WALTREL KNOX, age 23, JONATHAN MARTIN, age 28, JOSEPH LEWIS, age 34, CARY BRYANT, age 22, DARREN WILLIAMS, age 25, RICHARD GARRETT, age 25, ALCEE JONES, age 24, RYAN MAGEE, age 20; and CLYDE MITCHELL, age 53, were charged on July 18, 2013, in a thirty (30) count superseding indictment for violations of the Controlled Substances Act and the Federal Gun Control Act, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente. 

LANGUNDO FLOWERS is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 280 grams or more of Cocaine Base; Use of a Communications Facility to Commit, Cause and/or Facilitate a Drug Trafficking Crime; Distribution of Cocaine Base; Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride; Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon; and Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon. 

ODELL WELLS is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 280 grams or more of Cocaine Base; Use of a Communications Facility to Commit, Cause and/or Facilitate a Drug Trafficking Crime; and Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon.

DENNIS MORGAN is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 280 grams or more of Cocaine Base and with Use of a Communications Facility to Commit, Cause and/or Facilitate a Drug Trafficking Crime.

WALTREL KNOX is charged Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 280 grams or more of Cocaine Base; Use of a Communications Facility to Commit, Cause and/or Facilitate a Drug Trafficking Crime; and Distribution of Cocaine Base.

JONATHAN MARTIN is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 280 grams or more of Cocaine Base; Use of a Communications Facility to Commit, Cause and/or Facilitate a Drug Trafficking Crime; and Distribution of Cocaine Base.

JOSEPH LEWIS is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 280 grams or more of Cocaine Base; Use of a Communications Facility to Commit, Cause and/or Facilitate a Drug Trafficking Crime; and Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base.

CARY BRYANT is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 280 grams or more of Cocaine Base; Use of a Communications Facility to Commit, Cause and/or Facilitate a Drug Trafficking Crime; and Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base.

DARREN WILLIAMS is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 280 grams or more of Cocaine Base and Use of a Communications Facility to Commit, Cause and/or Facilitate a Drug Trafficking Crime.

RICHARD GARRETT is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 280 grams or more of Cocaine Base and Use of a Communications Facility to Commit, Cause and/or Facilitate a Drug Trafficking Crime.

ALCEE JONES is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 280 grams or more of Cocaine Base; Use of a Communications Facility to Commit, Cause and/or Facilitate a Drug Trafficking Crime; and Distribution of Cocaine Base.

RYAN MAGEE is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 280 grams or more of Cocaine Base; Use of a Communications Facility to Commit, Cause and/or Facilitate a Drug Trafficking Crime;  and Distribution of Cocaine Base.

CLYDE MITCHELL is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 280 grams or more of Cocaine Base; and Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride.

FLOWERS, WELLS, MORGAN, KNOX, MARTIN, LEWIS, BRYANT, WILLIAMS, GARRETT, JONES, MAGEE, and MITCHELL face not less than ten (10) years up to a maximum term of life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000.00 and not less than five years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

This case arose out of a joint investigation conducted by the DEA, HIDTA, Kenner Police Department, HSI, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Intelligence Center, Louisiana State Police, ATF, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Border Patrol, and the Saint John Parish Sheriff’s Office.  This investigation targeted a violent Drug Trafficking Organization that operated out of the Lincoln Manor area of Kenner, LA.  During the course of the investigation, two major sources of supply of “crack” cocaine for the Lincoln Manor area of Kenner, LA, were identified and dismantled along with their distribution network.  Most of the street level distributors for this Drug Trafficking Organization were identified as being affiliated with a local gang who called themselves the “Flippa Squad.”  The investigation in on-going.

U. S. Attorney Boente reiterated that the Superseding Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendants must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney J. Collin Sims.

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