Alleged N.O. gang member arrested
The FBI New Orleans Gang Task Force on Thursday arrested a man who had been indicted by a grand jury earlier in the day on heroin trafficking and gun charges, according to a statement from the FBI’s local office.
Curtis Neville was indicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin, possession with the intent to distribute heroin and use of a firearm in the furtherance of drug trafficking.
Neville is allegedly part of the 39ers gang, which is said to be composed of members of the G-strip gang, based in the 9th Ward, and the 3NG gang, located Uptown.
The indictment alleges that Neville is responsible for the distribution of large quantities of heroin throughout New Orleans.
According to the FBI statement, the task force, which is composed of FBI agents, New Orleans police officers and other law enforcement partners, has been investigating the 39ers since early 2011.
Numerous members of the gang have been indicted on charges ranging from drug distribution to murder. Sixteen members have pleaded guilty to a variety of charges, according to the statement.
Armed robbery attempt reported in Marrero
An attempted armed robbery was reported in Marrero early Saturday morning, according to records from Jefferson Parish 911 headquarters.
The robbery attempt happened at about 1:25 a.m. in the 5000 block of Randolph Street.
The victim, who was male, was not injured.