Indictment Returned Against Westbank Gang Members
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced the return of an Indictment charging members of a Westbank gang associated with the Harvey Hustlers with violating federal drug and firearm laws. On February 12, 2015, a federal grand jury returned the Indictment against GLEN HOUSTON, age 22, SAVANNAH HOUSTON, age 24, JARRIN HARRIS, age 21, DENVER LONDON, age 22, JOESIA WILSON, age 26, and BRITTANY CONNER, age 22, all of the Harvey area of Jefferson Parish. The Indictment was recently unsealed.
The Indictment charges all defendants with conspiracy to distribute more than 280 grams of crack cocaine, as well as conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking. All defendants are presently in custody pending trial.
All defendants are facing a sentence of ten years to life, a $10,000,000 fine, and at least five years of supervised release if convicted of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. If convicted of conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, the defendants face a sentence of twenty years to life, a $250,000 fine, and a maximum of five years of supervised release.
The Indictment is a product of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking by this and other Westbank gangs. It represents the continued coordinated effort of the federal and state law enforcement authorities, including the United States Attorney’s Office, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office, Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (“FBI”), and members of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Assistant United States Attorney Myles Ranier is in charge of the prosecution.