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Westbank Gang Members Sentenced for Conspiring to Sell Crack Cocaine and Firearms Possession

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that three members of a Westbank gang associated with the Harvey Hustlers were sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act and the Federal Firearms Act.

U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced GLEN HOUSTON and JARRIN HARRIS, both age 22, were each sentenced to ten years in prison for conspiring to distribute more than 280 grams of crack cocaine and possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.  BRITTANY CONNER, age 22, was sentenced to four years of probation for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine.

This prosecution is the product of an ongoing investigation into the 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New Orleans Gang Taskforce, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office, and members of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Myles Ranier was in charge of the prosecution. 

Updated March 10, 2016

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