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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Defendants Sentenced For Roles In Major Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy

WICHITA FALLS, Texas— Three defendants, who pleaded guilty in 2013 to their respective roles in a major methamphetamine distribution conspiracy operating in Wichita Falls, Texas, were sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Bobby Ray Harris, Jr., aka “Bobby Landrum,” 34, was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison.  He pleaded guilty in August 2013 to one count of conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine.  According to the factual resume filed in his case, he purchased at least one-half ounce quantities of methamphetamine from co-conspirator Deborah McCulloch five times during the time frame of March to July 2012, with the purpose of redistributing it.  Harris has been in custody since his arrest in April 2013.  McCulloch is currently serving a 50-month federal prison sentence after pleading guilty to the same offense.

Co-conspirators Margarita C. Crowe, 42, Amy Kitchell Hamm, 38, each pleaded guilty in October 2013 to the same offense as Harris, and they were each sentenced to 72 months in federal prison.  Both were remanded into custody at yesterday’s sentencing hearing.  They each admitted that on multiple occasions, between April 2012 and August 2012, they distributed quantities of methamphetamine they had obtained from co-conspirators, to customers in the Wichita Falls area.

To date, all 39 defendants charged in this conspiracy have entered guilty pleas; a total of 35 defendants have been sentenced. 

This Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Texas DPS; and the Wichita Falls Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary F. Walters is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 22, 2015