"Ride or Die" gang members sentenced on federal charges

"Ride or Die" gang members sentenced on federal charges

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A federal judge sentenced two members of the "Ride or Die" gang on federal firearm and drug violations.

Tyrone "Peanut" Burton and Nyson "Nycie" Jones had pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute crack cocaine in the St. Roch neighborhood as well as conspiring to possess firearms in furtherance of their drug trafficking.

On November 18, U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan sentenced Morgan to just over ten years in prison. Jones is sentenced to more than seven years.

Burton and Jones were among twelve gang members charged in the case. Many entered guilty pleas to various charges and have already or will soon be sentenced. Three defendants were convicted at trial and are also awaiting sentencing.

A federal investigation revealed that for about six years, between 2007 and 2013,  the "R.O.D" gang worked out of a house on Mandeville Street where they packaged and sold narcotics.

According to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite, the investigation included the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives working with the Multi-Agency Gang Unit.

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