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Ride or Die Gang Associate Sentenced on Drug Violations

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ANDREALIE LEWIS, age 36, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced today after having previously pled guilty to federal drug violations.

U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan sentenced LEWIS to 48 months of incarceration, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

LEWIS was one of twelve defendants charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine base in the St. Roch neighborhood.  In addition, all twelve defendants were charged with conspiring to possess firearms in furtherance of their drug trafficking crimes.  Three defendants were also charged with conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act, as well as substantive acts of violence.

To date, eight defendants charged in this case have pled guilty to various charges.  The following co-defendants are currently pending several sentencing hearings over the next two months: ERVIN SPOONER, a/k/a “Nerky,” age 27; ROMALIS PARKER, a/k/a “Ro Ro,” age 22, NYSON JONES, a/k/a “Nycie,” age 31, TRE CLEMENTS, age 24, MORRIS SUMMERS, age 25, TYONE BURTON, a/k/a “Peanut,” age 22, TYRONE BURTON, a/k/a “Man Man,” age 21; and PERRY WILSON, a/k/a “Yummy,” age 24.  Three defendants were convicted following trial and pending sentencing as well: DELOYD JONES, a/k/a “Puggy,” age 23; BYRON JONES, a/k/a/ “Big Baby,” age 25; SIDNEY PATTERSON, a/k/a “Duda Man,” age 24.

According to court documents, LEWIS and her co-defendants were members and associates of the “Ride or Die” gang, which they also referred to as “R.O.D.”  The Ride or Die gang was initially formed in or about 2007 and continued to exist through in or about 2013.  During the course of the federal investigation into the gang, agents learned that LEWIS and her co-defendants used a house, located at 1632 Mandeville Street, among other locations, as a base of operations to package, sell, and store narcotics, as well as store firearms.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as part of the metro area’s Multi-Agency Gang Unit (MAG) in investigating this matter.  As an integral component of NOLA FOR LIFE’s Group Violence Reduction Strategy, the

MAG Unit consists of a partnership with New Orleans Police Department (NOPD); Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office (DA); Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO); Louisiana State Police (LSP); Parole Board of the Louisiana Department of Corrections; United States Attorney’s Office (USAO); Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); United States Marshal’s Service (USMS); and the United States Probation & Parole Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  Assistant United States Attorneys Nolan D. Paige, Marquest Meeks and Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian Ebarb were in charge of the prosecution.

Updated October 21, 2015

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