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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Four Amarillo Methamphetamine Traffickers Sentenced

AMARILLO, Texas — William James Peddicord, 31, Jammie Lee Moore, 45, John-Kiet Dinh Nguyen, 30, and Drew Kendall Frost, 38, were sentenced this week by U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater for their roles in trafficking methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Peddicord was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in March 2017 to one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Moore was sentenced to 235 months in federal prison following his guilty plea to one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in February 2017. Nguyen was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison following his guilty plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in March 2017. Frost was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison following his guilty plea to one count of unlawful use of a communications facility in February 2017. The defendants have been in custody since their arrest in December 2016.

According to plea documents filed relating to Moore, on August 18, 2015, law enforcement executed a search warrant on Moore’s residence located in Amarillo, Texas. Agents located 9 individual baggies of methamphetamine in the kitchen freezer, a baggie of methamphetamine on the kitchen table, and a plastic container with methamphetamine in the bedroom. Two pistols were located in the bedroom under the bed. The net weight of the methamphetamine found at Moore’s residence was 313.63 grams.

 

According to plea documents filed relating to Peddicord and Nguyen, on May 13, 2015, law enforcement executed a search warrant on Peddicord’s residence located in Amarillo, Texas. When agents entered the residence Nguyen and Peddicord ran out of the back door. Agents observed Peddicord throw a plastic baggie containing methamphetamine when he exited the back door of the residence. Both Peddicord and Nguyen were subsequently arrested. Agents also located several baggies of methamphetamine inside the residence and approximately 10 grams of methamphetamine in Nguyen’s front right pants pocket. A drug ledger was located next to baggies of methamphetamine. The net weight of methamphetamine recovered was 171.6 grams.

 

According to plea documents filed relating to Frost, on May 5, 2015, an Amarillo Police Department officer approached Frost and another individual who were near a vehicle at the Relax Inn. The officer noticed that Frost and the other individual appeared nervous and they were hiding something. The officer asked for consent to search the vehicle. The officer located a pistol inside the vehicle. Inside a hotel room at the Relax Inn, occupied by Frost, officers located a bag with 40.76 grams of methamphetamine on a night stand in plain view. In addition to the methamphetamine, officers located another pistol and a small amount of marijuana in the hotel room.

 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Randall County Sheriff’s Office and the Amarillo Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Frausto was in charge of the prosecution.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
Lisa Slimak 214-659-8600 Lisa.Slimak@usdoj.gov
Updated June 8, 2017