News Release
Date: May 18, 2012
Contact: Terry E. Davis
Number: 504-840-1360

Metairie, Louisiana Man Sentenced: Crack Cocaine Trafficking, Weapons Violations

May 18 (New Orleans, LA) – Roland Glover , age 40, a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman to 87 months imprisonment and five years of supervised release for possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute and illegally possessing a firearm.

On February 22, 2012, Gloverpleaded guilty before U. S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman. The investigation conducted by the New Orleans Drug Enforcement Administration revealed that Glover maintained a residence in the 2600 block of Wychtwood Drive while at the same time using an apartment in the 3500 block of Martinique Avenue to conduct his illegal drug sales. On March 24, 2011, agents obtained a search warrant for Glover’s apartment on Martinique Avenue. At the apartment, agents discovered an AK-47 assault rifle loaded with 27 rounds in the master bedroom. Having been previously convicted of manslaughter in 1991, Glover was legally precluded from possessing or owning any firearms.

This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Task Force, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO), the Louisiana State Police, and the Kenner Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rick Veters of the Violent Crime Unit.

The HIDTA Task Force is led by DEA and includes a team of dedicated investigators from the New Orleans Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.  The NOPD/DEA HIDTA group consists of 6 NOPD detectives and 4 DEA agents. 

Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at, and