A Harvey man tied to West Jefferson’s Harvey Hustlers street gang was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison on racketeering and drug charges.
Keitrel B. Gumms, 25, pleaded guilty on Jan. 13 to racketeering, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, conspiracy to distribute heroin and marijuana, distribution of marijuana and cruelty to juveniles, Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick’s Office said.
He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for each count except for the cruelty to juveniles offense, for which he received a 10-year sentence.
Judge Henry Sullivan of the 24th Judicial District Court ran the sentences concurrently, for a total of 15 years.
Gumms was one of 21 people named in a 30-count indictment prosecutors filed in court last year. Of them, 19 pleaded guilty and the remaining two were convicted of the racketeering-related offenses during their trials. Their sentences ranged from five years to 120 years in prison, Connick’s office said in a news release.
The Harvey Hustlers gang was responsible for trafficking as much as 20 kilograms of cocaine a month into the West Bank from Texas and had an violent enforcement arm called the “Murder Squad” to protect drug trade.
Investigation and prosecution at the state and federal levels continues.
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