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Dallas Woman and Others Sentenced on Drug Trafficking Charges

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

DALLAS — Nineteen defendants who were convicted on federal felony offenses stemming from their roles in a drug distribution conspiracy have been sentenced, announced John Parker, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.


Rebecca Grimes, 32, of Dallas, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn to 108 months in federal prison. Others were previously sentenced as follows:

   Josue Tijerina, aka “J,” 31, of Dallas – 240 months

   Joshua Diaz, 28, of Dallas -240 months

   Guadalupe Segovia, aka “Sleepy,” 44, of Mesquite – 240 months

   Tina Connolly, aka “Tina Connolly,” 56, of Dallas – 240 months
   Christina Bruffy, aka “Christine Bruffy,” 48, of Mesquite – 188 months

   Edgar Fallad-Martinez, aka “Edgar Fallas-Martinez,” 29, of Dallas – 168 months
   Stephanie Laza, 45, of Mesquite – 135 months
   Stephanie Hernandez, aka “Stephanie Kinney,” 28, of Dallas – 120 months

   Tiffany Gundermann, 27, of Waco – 87 months

   Leo Najera-Padilla, 30, of Dallas – 87 months

   Oralia Acosta, aka “Oralia Morris,” 52, of Dallas – 84 months

   Shelby Wiggins, 25 of Greenville – 72 months

   Michael Ramos, 21, of Mesquite – 72 months
   Luan Vo, 41, of Irving – 54 months

   Deborah Uribe, aka “Deberah Uribe,” 46, of Kaufman – 48 months

   Carson Baker, 24, of Mesquite – 48 months
   Katy Anderson, aka “Kay Scott,” 36, of Garland – 33 months
   Earvin Gibson, 46, of Dallas – 24 months


“Drug dealers like these bring nothing but misery to the communities they plague,” said U.S. Attorney Parker. “With the help of our law enforcement partners, we will bring them down.”

The investigation into this drug trafficking organization, which operated out of the Pleasant Grove, Seagoville and Balch Springs areas of the DFW metroplex, began in early January 2016. During the investigation, law enforcement has seized more than 6700 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 13.2 kilograms of methamphetamine oil, 62 grams of marijuana, 2.5 grams of heroin, and 20 ml of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), as well as 12 firearms and $12,379 in cash.


The Department of Public Safety and the Dallas Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Wirmani prosecuted.


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Lisa Slimak

Updated September 14, 2017

Drug Trafficking