Dallas Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison on Drug and Firearms Convictions
Defendant Used Home in Residential Area in Dallas to Deal Drugs
DALLAS — Brandon DeShawn Campbell, 32, who was convicted at trial in December 2012 on drug and firearms offenses, was sentenced yesterday afternoon by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to 360 months (30 years) in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
Specifically, Campbell was convicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of possession with intent to distribute methylenedioxy methamphetamine (MDMA or “ecstasy”) and two counts of possessing a firearm in furtherance of, and used during and in relation to, a drug trafficking crime.
Shortly before that trial, his co-defendant, Tyrone Alan Allen, 33, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine) and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He was sentenced by Judge O’Connor in June 2013 to 96 months in federal prison.
According to evidence presented at trial and documents filed in the case, Campbell and Allen used a home on Teague Street, in a residential area of Dallas, to deal various drugs, including crack, PCP, marijuana and ecstasy. During the execution of a search warrant at that residence on December 12, 2011, these drugs, along with five firearms, were recovered. Campbell was a regular worker at the house and Allen would front Campbell $500 worth of cocaine and $500 worth of marijuana per week and allow Campbell to sell the drugs from the house to keep the “trap” running at all hours of the night.
The investigation was conducted by the Dallas Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lisa J. Miller and Taly Haffar prosecuted.
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