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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Dallas Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing Methamphetamine and GHB with Intent to Distribute

DALLAS — Roger Harry Olson, II, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to serve a total of 15 years in federal prison following his guilty plea in October 2015 to an indictment charging two federal felony drug offenses, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Specifically, Olson, 43, of Dallas, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.  According to the factual resume filed in the case, in May 2014, a detective with the Garland Police Department, two detectives with the Garland and Dallas Police Departments, assigned as task force officers with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other law enforcement officers executed a search warrant for Olson’s car.  The same date, Officers searched Olson’s apartment and found approximately 50 grams of methamphetamine as well as a mixture containing gamma hydroxybutyric, commonly known as GHB or the “Date-Rape” drug.  Olson admitted he possessed the methamphetamine and the GHB with the intent to distribute it.

According to information presented at Olson’s sentencing hearing, the evidence showed that Olson had three prior California convictions involving “possession for sale” of methamphetamine and GHB, and he was on Texas probation for possession of methamphetamine when he was arrested in May 2014 for the instant drug offenses.  Because of Olson’s prior convictions, the government filed an information enhancing the penalties for Olson’s possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, subjecting Olson to a statutory period of imprisonment of 10 years to Life.  The court also ordered that Olson’s federal sentence run consecutive to any term of imprisonment resulting from the revocation of his probated state sentence. 

The Garland Police Department and the DEA investigated the case.  Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Tromblay was in charge of the prosecution.

 

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated April 26, 2016