A Terrytown man tied to the violent Harvey Hustlers drug gang was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison.
Charles D. Gumms pleaded guilty on February 16 to racketeering, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to distribute heroin and marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute Tramadol, Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick’s office said Thursday.
Gumms, 22, also pleaded guilty Thursday as a multiple offender stemming from a 2013 conviction of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. That netted him another 20-year sentence, though 24th Judicial District Court Henry Sullivan ran that sentence concurrently with the 20 years for the racketeering and drug convictions, Connick’s office said.
Gumms was one of 21 people named in a 30-count indictment filed in state court last year, charging Harvey Hustlers and their affiliates in a racketeering case for crack cocaine and heroin distribution.
Connick’s office said Gumm’s sentencing was delayed until after he could be sentenced to three years for a probation violation in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court connected to an illegal gun possession charge and two misdemeanor offenses in 2013.
Two months before he was indicted in the Harvey Hustlers case, Gumms and Shamyra Plumer, 18, were was shot while in their car in Terrytown.
Connick’s office said Gumms drove to a convenience store at Terry Parkway and Carol Sue Avenue, where he ran inside the business and collapsed. Plumer was found dead in the back seat of the car.
Assistant District Attorneys Doug Freese and Seth Shute prosecuted the cases.
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