NOPD: 3 gang members indicted in 'Central City heroin network'

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Three New Orleans men have been indicted by a grand jury and charged with multiple counts of distributing heroin in what District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office called a heroin network operating out of Central City, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.

According to the report, the men are members of the "Byrd Gang."

Randy "Tokey Heffner" Calvin, 26, James "Poo" Alexander, 25, and Chance "Doona" Skipper, 22, were handed a four-count indictment Wednesday, according to the district attorney.

The indictment accuses the men of conspiring to distribute heroin on behalf of the "Byrd Gang" between Oct. 1, 2015 and May 23, 2016.

The document also names Timothy "T-Maf" Jackson co-conspirator, but he was not indicted Wednesday, according to the report.

According to the indictment, Calvin and Alexander were charged with distributing heroin on Oct. 21, 2015, and Skipper was charged with distributing heroin on April 8, 2016.  Alexander was accused of distributing heroin on May 23, 2016.

Criminal District Judge Paul Bonin set Alexander's bond at $300,000 and the bonds for Calvin and Skipper at $200,000 each, according to the report.

Commander Ronnie Stevens of the 6th District, which includes Central City, attributed a rise in violent crime to feuds between gangs in a news conference on Friday.

All three were booked March 1 on the heroin charges.

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