Dallas Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Role as Leader of Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy
DALLAS — Todd Ray Walker, 39, of Dallas, was sentenced this afternoon by U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn to 240 months in federal prison for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Walker has been in custody since June 27, 2011, when he was arrested by officers with the Dallas Police Department.
According to documents filed in the case, Walker admitted that on multiple occasions from January 2011 to the date of his arrest, he received multi-ounce quantities of methamphetamine from multiple Dallas-based supply sources, stored the drugs at residences on Westglen Drive and Forney Road in Dallas, and distributed the drugs from the residences. During the time of the conspiracy, Walker possessed and/or distributed more than two kilograms of methamphetamine.
In addition, Walker admitted that in retaliation for the theft of drugs and drug proceeds from the Westglen residence, on or about June 27, 2011, he held a female against her will for several hours at the residence. He forced her to strip so that he could search her for drugs and/or money and admits that he was armed with a handgun while he held her inside the residence. Her hands were then bound by co-defendant James Darnell Brown, and Walker took photographs of her being assaulted by co-defendants Amy Suzanne Benat and Rachel Marie Anderson. Walker, Brown, Benat and Anderson were arrested when officers with the Dallas Police Department arrived at the residence on June 27, 2011, and a subsequent search of the residence resulted in the seizure by law enforcement of approximately 250 grams of methamphetamine and multiple firearms.
Walker was ordered to forfeit his residence on Westglen Drive and 36 firearms to the United States.
This Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation was conducted by the FBI. To date, a total of 50 defendants, mostly customers of Walker, have been named in multiple indictments.
Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Calvert was in charge of the prosecution.
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