Drug Enforcement Administration

New Orleans

Brad L. Byerley, Special Agent in Charge

October 22, 2014

Contact: SA Debbie Webber

Phone Number: (571) 362-4803

Three Defendants Sentenced In Cocaine Trafficking Case In New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - Drug Enforcement (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Keith Brown and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. announced that Christopher Joseph, age 35, Andrew Brown, a/k/a “Tank,” age 35, and Megan Tonth, age 25, all of New Orleans, were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan, after having previously pleaded guilty on July 16, 2014, to a cocaine trafficking indictment.

Joseph had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 235 months, a $20,000 fine, and a term of supervised release of 10 years.

Brown and Tonth had pleaded guilty to distribution of 500 grams or more of cocaine.  Brown was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 97 months and a term of supervised release of four years.  Tonth was sentenced to three years of probation.

The other three defendants charged in the case, Charles Herron, Isaac Thompson, and Dominique Handy have pleaded guilty and are scheduled to be sentenced in December 2014.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Michael B. Redmann is in charge of the prosecution.

Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.JustThinkTwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.  

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