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Dallas County Man Sentenced For East Texas Meth Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

TYLER, Texas – A 43-year-old Mesquite, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. 

Harold Dickens pleaded guilty on Mar. 19, 2012 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis.

According to information presented in court, up until May of 2011, Dickens conspired with others to acquire methamphetamine for distribution in East Texas.  Dickens admitted that he was responsible for the distribution of more than 150 grams of pure methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Texas.  Dickens and six others were indicted on Nov. 2, 2011 and charged with drug trafficking offenses.  Matthew Dean Willis was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison on June 12, 2012.  David Christopher Wheeler and Raelene Dawn Ferguson were each sentenced to 46 months in federal prison on July 16, 2012.  Terri Rhea Young was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison on July 23, 2012.  One additional co-defendant is awaiting sentencing. 

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kilgore Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.

Updated March 12, 2015