California man sentenced in New Orleans for drug trafficking

Published 6:35 am Thursday, May 12, 2022

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NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ALLEN EDGERSON, age 44, of Moreno Valley, California, was sentenced to over 17 years today for methamphetamine trafficking.

EDGERSON pled guilty on July 7, 2021, to conspiring to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), and 846. According to court documents, EDGERSON sold methamphetamine in large quantities, quoting customers prices for up to 20 pounds of methamphetamine at a time. Law enforcement agents caught EDGERSON and his codefendant, Rachel Cesario, sending packages with multiple pounds of methamphetamine at a time to codefendant Sheon Copprue in New Orleans.

The Honorable Sarah S. Vance sentenced EDGERSON to a term of imprisonment of 210 months, followed by five years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100. EDGERSON’s codefendants, Sheon Copprue, Rachel Cesario, and Tonya Calvin, have already pled guilty in this case and are awaiting sentencing.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Louisiana State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas D. Moses is in charge of the prosecution. * * *