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California Men Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on July 7, 2021 ALLEN EDGERSON, age 43, of Moreno Valley, California, pled guilty today to charges relating to methamphetamine trafficking.

EDGERSON pled guilty to conspiring to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), and 846. According to court documents, EDGERSON sold methamphetamine in large quantities, quoting customers prices for up to 20 pounds of methamphetamine at a time. Law enforcement agents caught EDGERSON and his codefendant, Rachel Cesario, sending packages with multiple pounds of methamphetamine at a time to codefendant Sheon Copprue in New Orleans.

EDGERSON faces a term of imprisonment of at least ten years and up to life in prison, a fine of up to $10,000,000, at least five years of supervised release, following any term of imprisonment, and a mandatory special assessment of $100. Two of EDGERSON’s codefendants, Sheon Copprue and Tonya Calvin, have already pled guilty in this case. Judge Sarah S. Vance set EDGERSON’s sentencing for November 10, 2021.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Louisiana State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas D. Moses is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated July 8, 2021

Drug Trafficking