NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Two New Orleans drug dealers will go to prison after beating up and robbing a confidential informant for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Alfred T. Sanson, 58 and Kentrell Anderson, 35, pleaded guilty to multiple charges related to the violent robbery in February of 2014.
According to court documents, Sanson was sentenced to 15 years for distribution of heroin, distribution of crack cocaine and possession of a stolen firearm by a convicted felon.
Anderson was also sentenced to 15 years in prison for distribution of heroin, distribution of crack cocaine and armed robbery.
A multi-agency gang unit led by the ATF had identified Sanson and Anderson as primary targets of a drug trafficking investigation in the Central City area.
According to the ATF, a confidential informant was going to make a controlled purchase of narcotics from Sanson and Anderson on February 11, 2014. But, they say Anderson attacked the informant with a rock and stole the ATF money from him. Members of the gang unit rescued the informant and arrested Sanson and Anderson on the narcotics and firearms charges.
The ATF worked the case along with the NOPD.