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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

Monday, April 25, 2016

Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to 168 Months in Federal Prison

DALLAS — A Dallas man, Alondo Wheeler, a/k/a “Lil Dude,” has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to serve 168 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in November 2015 to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Wheeler, 35, was one of 16 defendants arrested in late May 2015 as part of a joint law enforcement operation led by the Dallas Police Department, Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and the Dallas FBI-Violent Gang Safe Streets Task Force, that targeted members of a cocaine and crack cocaine distribution conspiracy, as alleged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Dallas on May 20, 2015.  

Twenty-one defendants were charged in that indictment.  To date, 12 have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

According to documents filed in the case, Wheeler admitted that on several occasions between January 2013 and May 20, 2015, he possessed with the intent to distribute and distributed cocaine base in the Dallas area, working with co-defendants to obtain the crack.  In addition, during the conspiracy, Wheeler admitted to possessing with the intent to distribute and/or distributing 106 grams of crack cocaine and 56.7 grams of cocaine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Phelesa Guy is in charge of the prosecution.

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Drug Trafficking
Updated April 25, 2016