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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 16, 2018

Fort Worth Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Breaking into Pharmacies and Stealing Controlled Substances

FORT WORTH, Texas — Dion Clark, 36, of Fort Worth, Texas, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to 25 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in August 2017 to one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and one count of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to, and possessing and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of, a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Co-defendant’s Darrien Jefferson, aka “Smoke,” Nicholas Evans, aka “Nico,” and  Kenneth Sauls, aka “Smurf,” were charged separately and previously sentenced by U.S. District judge Reed O’Connor.

According to the factual resumes filed in the case, on April 9, 2016, Clark, Evans, Jefferson, and Sauls entered into an agreement to commit a robbery at the Walgreens Pharmacy located at 833 South Wilshire Blvd., Burleson, Texas. Clark waited in the vehicle as the get-a-way driver while Evans, Jefferson and Sauls entered the Walgreens, brandished firearms and “zip” tied the victims’ hands and feet. Collectively the group stole narcotics, cash, cigarettes, and approximately 150 booklets of stamps.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Fahey prosecuted.

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
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Contact: 
Lisa Slimak 214-659-8600 Lisa.Slimak@usdoj.gov
Updated February 16, 2018