Kevin Gates: BWA Members Arrested Huge Indictment

A 58 page federal indictment was unsealed Thursday and 39 people have been charged in an extensive investigation aimed at dismantling a violent drug trafficking network operating primarily out of Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish.

The indictment shows instances of significant drug trafficking, racketeering, firearm, and conspiracy charges. There were also allegations of a murder plot, threats to use a hatchet to cut off fingers, use of a daycare to distribute and store cocaine and proceeds from cocaine sales, and using a child to help transport 18 kilograms of cocaine.

During the arrest of the 39 people involved, agents seized cocaine, a stolen AR-15, a shotgun, three handguns, and substantial amounts of cash believed to be drug proceeds. Agents also seized six firearms and more than $150,000 in cash as part of the operation.

The charged defendants are listed below. They face significant terms of imprisonment, fines, and the forfeiture of proceeds from the illegal activity, although one of the charged defendants was killed on the day of the indictment.

Kelly D. Williams, age 39, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribution of 28 grams or more of crack cocaine; distribution of oxycodone; conspiracy to acquire controlled substances by fraud; felon in possession of a firearm; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Charles C. London, age 39, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribution of MDMC and BZP; distribution of 28 grams or more of crack cocaine; distribution of cocaine, MDMC and 4-FMC; distribution of cocaine and BZP; distribution of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute BZP; felon in possession of a firearm; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

C’Prien C. Nicholas, age 30, of Gonzales, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine; unlawful travel in aid of a racketeering enterprise; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Demitoris C. Alexander, age 49, of Gonzales, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Tachi J. Williams, age 29, of Gonzales, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Artey D. Foulcard, age 36, of Franklin, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Sylvester S. Smith, age 35, of Houston, Texas, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Myron Chevelle Hart, age 37, of Baker, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribution of 28 grams or more of crack cocaine; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Donald Sanders, Jr., age 38, of Gonzales, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Derrick D. Hilliard, age 38, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Willie C. Lewis, age 37, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Sekari Davis Washington, age 37, of Zachary, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; conspiracy to acquire controlled substances by fraud; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Christopher Montrell Cooper, age 21, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Clarence White, age 51, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Vernon A. Powell, age 34, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Devon D. Foster, age 36, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Kenneth W. Gardner, age 57, of Zachary, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Eric O’Neal Selders, age 43, of Independence, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

James Edward Allen, age 32, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Colin Y. Knox, age 37, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Dwan M. Delavallade, age 38, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Kelvin Ronelle Johnson, age 37, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribution of cocaine, MDMC and 4-FMC; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Demarcus D. Norris, age 38, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Gerry Earl Griffin, age 44, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribution of oxycodone; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Kimberly Ann London, age 37, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Gregory C. Walker, age 51, of Donaldsonville, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

D’Andre Tavis Smith, deceased.

Jeremy James Washington, age 36, of Donaldsonville, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Rudy McVay Cain, II, age 28, of Gonzales, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Myron Derell Mills, age 35, of Gonzales, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Johnny C. Alexander, age 34, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine; unlawful travel in aid of a racketeering enterprise; and forfeiture.

Andrea Rose Rumore, age 33, of Thibodaux, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful travel in aid of a racketeering enterprise; unlawful use of communications facilities, and forfeiture.

Stephanie A. Zeringue, age 28, of Thibodaux, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful use of communications facilities; and forfeiture.

Susan Lynn Zeringue, age 32, of Thibodaux, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful travel in aid of a racketeering enterprise; and forfeiture.

Ashley H. Hebert, age 26, of Thibodaux, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; unlawful travel in aid of a racketeering enterprise; and forfeiture.

Joseph D. Sergent, age 34, of New Orleans, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute MDMA and forfeiture.

Keeyon Mondrell Sanders, age 33, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute MDMA and forfeiture.

Jerron Albritton, age 20, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and forfeiture.

Barbara Deyatta Jordon, age 25, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is charged with misprision of a felony and forfeiture.

U.S. Attorney Green stated: “This indictment, which contains chilling allegations of a murder plot and other violence, is aimed squarely at the heart of a violent drug trafficking organization allegedly responsible for spreading significant amounts of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, MDMA, and other illegal drugs throughout our district. Every community and every person deserves peace, security, and freedom from the tyranny of violent drug traffickers. This indictment seeks to advance that goal. The combined federal, state, and local effort, which resulted in the indictment, reflects once again the unified front against crime in this district. I greatly appreciate the tremendous dedication and hard work by the agents and prosecutors working on this important matter.”

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Dru Tyler is an American entrepreneur, inventor, publicist, software engineer, investor, A&R for UMG, and a journalist. He is a co-founder of Daily Rap News the CNN of the Rap World.

Dru has been publicly associated with the late Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Young Jeezy, Lil Kim and Junior Mafia and more.