Operation "megabusted" Defendant, Andre Addison, Pleads Guilty
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. announced that ANDRE ADDISON, a resident of New Orleans, pled guilty today to possession with intent to distribute heroin. On August 2, 2013, ADDISON was one of fifteen defendants charged in a seventeen-count superseding indictment for Violations of the Controlled Substances Act. All fourteen defendants in custody have now pled guilty including: BYRON M. EVANS, a/k/a “B-Boy”; YULIAN GABRIEL VERA-OLIVEROS, a/k/a “Luis Angel Jimenez,” a/k/a “Paco”; ALVARO HERNEY CORTES, a/k/a “Ezequiel Padilla Romero,” a/k/a “Cookie”; JOVAN PATTERSON, a/k/a “Moon”; WILLIAM ROBERTSON III, a/k/a “Lil Will”; BRADLEY S. WILLIAMS, a/k/a “B”; KEYING EVANS, a/k/a “Mingo”; THEODIS HUDSON, a/k/a “Chicken”; DOMINIQUE BROWN, a/k/a “D”; ROBERT LEON JOHNSON a/k/a “Rob”; DAVON CHRISTOPHER MOSLEY, a/k/a “Lob”; ANDRE COSTIMINA ADDISON, a/k/a “Dooda”; KERRY B. MOLIERE, a/k/a “Duke”; SHEILA JENKINS, and FRANKLYN F. PHILLIP, a/k/a “Dre,” a/k/a “Jr.”. ALVARO HERNEY CORTES, one of two Columbian Foreign Nationals indicted, remains an active fugitive.
According to court documents, the investigation – entitled “Operation Megabusted” -- revealed that a heroin trafficking organization, led by EVANS, was responsible for distributing kilogram quantities of heroin and cocaine between Houston, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana. This organization was supplied by two Columbian Foreign Nationals illegally present in the United States. Various couriers for this drug trafficking organization transported kilogram quantities of heroin and cocaine from Houston to New Orleans via the Megabus and other methods of transportation. Upon arrival in New Orleans, the heroin and cocaine were distributed throughout New Orleans, Avondale, St. Charles Parish, and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In total, this organization is responsible for the distribution of approximately 30 kilograms of heroin and cocaine over the span of a two year period.
This case was investigated by the New Orleans Gang Task Force (NOGTF) which includes members of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO), and the St. Tammany Police Sheriff’s Office (STPSO). Also assisting in the investigation were members of the Houston Police Department (HPD)/HIDTA Task Force; Hattiesburg 12-NET Task Force; St. Charles Sheriff’s Office; and the Hattiesburg District Attorney’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney J. Collin Sims.