(WVUE) - A federal grand jury indicts members of a violent Westbank gang on new charges related to alleged acts that they're accused of committing while trafficking drugs. Members of the Harvey Hustlers gang were arrested in 2014 following a police chase and shoot out that started in Gretna and ended in Orleans Parish.
According to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite, the grand jury handed up Thursday an indictment against Harry Smoot, 30, Frankie Hookfin, 23, Ray Woodruff, 21, Andre Addison,23, Lance Singleton, 24, Terrance Kelley, 28, Isaac Smith, 21, Joequell Lewis, 27, Chris Brown, 32, Richard Thomas, 39, Terrell Wade, 39, and Clifford Sonnier, 25. All of them live in Jefferson Parish.
Six of the men were indicted on three counts of murder each. Four of them face multiple weapons charges including two counts of discharging a firearm and all 12 face drug conspiracy charges. All are in custody awaiting trial.