August 10, 2018
Contact: SA Debbie Webber
Phone Number: (504) 840-1100
River Parish defendants convicted of narcotics conspiracy and firearms violations after five-day trial
NEW ORLEANS – Four River Parish residents, Andre Staggers, a/k/a “Dre,” age 44, Corey Session, age 44, Gregory London, Jr., a/k/a “Lil Gregg,” age 42, and Leonard Morrison, a/k/a “Leonard London,” age 36, were convicted today after a five-day trial in U.S. District Court.
According to evidence presented at trial, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted an investigation from January 2015 through February 2016 concerning distribution of cocaine and heroin in St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes. The federal investigation, which was conducted in coordination with state and local law enforcement, resulted in the seizure of nearly one kilogram of heroin along with scales, money counters, firearms and more than $480,000 in cash.
Staggers, a resident of LaPlace, and Session, a resident of St. Rose, were convicted of conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine, along with firearms charges. They face a minimum of ten years in prison and a maximum of life imprisonment, a $10,000,000.00 fine, and at least five years of supervised release. London, a resident of LaPlace, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and he faces a minimum of five years and a maximum of 40 years in prison, a $5,000,000.00 fine, and at least four years of supervised release. Morrison, a resident of St. Rose, was convicted of possession of a firearm as a felon. He faces up to ten years in prison, a $250,000.00 fine, and up to three years of supervised release.
This investigation was a result of a coordinated effort of federal and state law enforcement authorities within DEA’s Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program. The DEA’s HIDTA Group #11, operating out of the New Orleans Field Division, includes members of the Louisiana State Police, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Gretna Police Department, and other local agencies. In addition, the DEA would like to extend thanks to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for their assistance in this investigation.