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DA announces historic racketeering indictment in St. Tammany Parish

DA Warren Montgomery announces one of the biggest racketeering cases in St. Tammany Parish history. (Source: District Attorney's Office) DA Warren Montgomery announces one of the biggest racketeering cases in St. Tammany Parish history. (Source: District Attorney's Office)
ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

St. Tammany Parish prosecutors are pursuing one of their biggest racketeering cases ever. They have already arrested 16 people in a major drug crack down.

The St. Tammany District Attorney is giving credit to the feds and several agencies for what he says is unprecedented cooperation in identifying 20 suspects in a methamphetamine and heroin ring.

DA Warren Montgomery was surrounded by members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and surrounding jurisdictions as he announced the arrests of a drug ring called Team We, which was operating out of the eastern side of the parish.

The DA says Team We was a major transporter of heroin and methamphetamine from New Orleans to St. Tammany from June 1, 2015 to Sept. 1.

“This investigation is a great example of federal and local law enforcement agencies working together to address the serious heroin and methamphetamine problem in our community,” Montgomery said. “My administration is taking a proactive approach, assisting in the investigation and moving quickly to indict individuals who have made a career out of crime.”

Authorities are still looking for four suspects. They are 23-year-old Alexis Broussard, 24-year-old Catlin Buckles, 24-year-old Sebastian Dominguez and 20-year- old Justin Carnegie.

One of those indicted is 35-year old Randy Lail. He is accused of second-degree murder for shooting 23-year-old Destiny Dill in the face. She is also a defendant in this case.

Authorities say many of these defendants were from out of state and setting up shop in the parish.

The additional defendants, their alleged roles, and the charges are as follows:

  • Andrew Scott Barron, 27, of Slidell, a mid- to lower level distributor of heroin and methamphetamine, who routinely acquired methamphetamine from another defendant and shared vehicles used by “Team We” associates; charged with racketeering and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Alexis Marie Broussard, 23, of Slidell, dated several members of the organization, often conducted drug transactions, and introduced members to a heroin supply source in the Hollygrove area of New Orleans; charged with racketeering conspiracy to distribute heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Catlin Wayne Buckles, 24, of Bunnell, Florida, a lower level heroin and methamphetamine distributor, who brokered drug sales for other members; charged with racketeering, conspiracy to distribute heroin, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and distribution of methamphetamine
  • Kaylee N. Burns, 24, of Picayune, Mississippi, charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia (was not charged with racketeering)
  • Justin Hunter Carnegie, 20, of Picayune, Mississippi, a lower level heroin and methamphetamine supplier, who often accompanied a higher level distributor; charged with racketeering, conspiracy to distribute heroin, and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Sebastian Dominguez, 24, of Palm Coast, Florida, a mid- to lower level distributor of heroin, methamphetamine, and other drugs; charged with racketeering, conspiracy to distribute heroin, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, production and manufacturing marijuana, possession of Buprenorphine/Suboxone, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Adam J. Ellis, 22, of Slidell, a mid- to higher level distributor of heroin and methamphetamine; charged with racketeering, conspiracy to distribute heroin, and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
  • Jason M. Kosinski, 40, of Slidell, a lower level distributor of methamphetamine who routinely accompanied his brother when he distributed methamphetamine and marijuana; charged with racketeering, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and two counts of distribution of methamphetamine,
  • Jessie Thomas Kosinski, 36, of Slidell, a high-level methamphetamine distributor who served as the primary source of supply of methamphetamine for the organization; charged with racketeering, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, possession of firearms by a convicted felon, and possession of marijuana (first offense)
  • Jonathan T. Lawrence, also known as “Migo,” 29, of Metairie, a heroin distributor for a drug trafficking organization, called the “Zoo,” in the Hollygrove area of New Orleans, and a supplier of distribution quantities of heroin to the organization; charged with racketeering and conspiracy to distribute heroin
  • Dane Alan McReynolds, 25, of Pearl River, a mid- to high level distributor of heroin and methamphetamine who recruited additional members to the organization and directed their activities in the distribution of  drugs; charged with racketeering, conspiracy to distribute heroin, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, five counts of distribution of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Ryan S. McReynolds, 26, of Abita Springs, a mid- to lower level distributor of heroin who at times referred purchasers of methamphetamine to his brother, Dane; charged with racketeering, conspiracy to distribute heroin, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Justin Lee Olivieri, 25, of Slidell, a mid- to higher level distributor of methamphetamine and marijuana; charged with racketeering, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, three counts of distribution of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of Buprenorphine/Suboxone, possession with intent to distribute MDMA, and production and manufacturing marijuana 
  • Tina Renee Stuprich, 29, of Slidell, a lower level distributor of methamphetamine, who dated several members of the organization and facilitated drug transactions by providing transportation and money; charged with racketeering, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and making an improper turn
  • Daniel Michael Younce, 26, of Slidell, a lower level distributor of methamphetamine and heroin, who routinely assisted members of the organization by allowing them to use his vehicle to facilitate drug transactions in exchange for drugs and monies; charged with racketeering, conspiracy to distribute heroin, conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, and two counts of distribution of heroin.

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