Federal Jury Convicts River Oaks Woman in Heroin Distribution Conspiracy
FORT WORTH, Texas — Following thirty minutes of deliberation and a two-day trial before U.S. District Terry R. Means, a federal jury convicted Dorothy Frazier Wiseman, 57, of River Oaks, Texas, on one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Wiseman, who has been in custody since her arrest in September 2011, faces 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. Sentencing is set for January 28, 2013, before Judge Means.
The government presented evidence at trial that Wiseman was part of a 16-person conspiracy that distributed large quantities of heroin in the Fort Worth area from 2009 through 2011. Wiseman was a distributor for the John Pena Medellin drug trafficking organization.
With Wiseman's conviction, 27 of the 28 defendants arrested as part of a large-scale round-up of members and affiliates of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club have now been convicted. Defendant John Medellin is awaiting trial.
The case was investigated by the DEA and FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joshua T. Burgess and Shawn Smith are in charge of the prosecution.
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