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Admitted Member of Peckerwoods White Supremacist Gang Sentenced to 200 Months in Federal Prison for Drug Crime

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

A meth trafficker was sentenced Thursday to 200 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton.

Levi Chamberlin Hardcastle, a 35-year-old Rockwall, Texas man, pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. He was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle.

Mr. Hardcastle and eight other individuals, all tied to methamphetamine trafficking, were charged in an indictment with an array of federal crimes, primarily distribution of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of firearms, and conspiracy, in April 2022.

In plea papers, Mr. Hardcastle admitted that he delivered a total of 1,494.6 grams methamphetamine to an undercover officer on three separate occasions, the methamphetamine had a wholesale value of $10,500.00.

In a court hearing, Mr. Hardcastle admitted to being a member of the Peckerwoods, a white supremacist gang. 

Additional defendants include:

 •       Stephen Scribner plead guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a schedule II controlled substance and was sentenced to 180 months

•        Alexis Nicole Pacheco plead guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a schedule II controlled substance and was sentenced to 200 months

•        Ruby Pauline Anderton plead guilty to illegal receipt of a firearm and was sentenced to 48 months

•        Sandra Marie Hernandez-Pacheco plead guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and was sentenced to 168 months

•        Robert James McKnight plead guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and was sentenced to 14 months

•        David Michael Ford plead guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and was sentenced to 57 months

•        Mayo Mena plead guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and was sentenced to 7 months

 One defendant, Martin Talaver-Sanchez is pending sentencing. 

The Texas Department of Public Safety conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Leal prosecuted the Northern District of Texas case.

 

Contact

Erin Dooley

Public Affairs Officer

214-659-8707

erin.dooley@usdoj.gov

Updated November 17, 2023

Topic
Drug Trafficking