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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Investigation Into Drug Activity At Northwest Dallas Club Results In Federal Indictments And Arrests Of 12 Defendants On Conspiracy And Drug Distribution Charges

15 Defendants Indicted On Federal Charges

DALLAS — An investigation that began early this summer by the Dallas Police Department into drug activity at a club in northwest Dallas has resulted in seven federal indictments, which were returned by a federal grand jury last week and unsealed today, charging 15 individuals with conspiracy and drug distribution offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Twelve of the 15 defendants charged federally were arrested at various locations in North Texas, including at and near the club, which is known as Eternal Eden Afterhours, located at the Jaguars Club on Reeder Road. Firearms and drugs were seized during the arrests.

Defendants indicted are listed below; those marked with an “*” are in custody:

*Jose Antonio Canelo, a/k/a “Tony,” 31

*Joshua Lawrence Saddler, a/k/a “Cowboy,” 25

Canelo and Saddler are each charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. If convicted, the offense carries a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine. This indictment alleges that beginning on approximately August 1, 2014, Canelo and Saddler conspired together and with others to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute a mixture or substances containing cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

*Hunter Lee Foster, 23

Rosa Aidee Gomez Salinas, a/k/a “Jade,” 21

Foster and Salinas are each charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. If convicted, the offense carries a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine. This indictment alleges that beginning on approximately August 1, 2014, Foster and Salinas conspired together and with others to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-ethylcathinone (ethylone), a positional isomer of butylone, a Schedule I controlled substance.

*Doniel Dominique Hall, 25

*Charles Michael Scott, a/k/a “T Scott,” and “Carlos,” 24

*Debahni Nora Gorandinary, 19

Shelby Jean Hunter Owen, 19

Hall, Scott, Gorandinary and Owen are each charged with two counts of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. In addition, Hall is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted, conspiracy count one carries a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million. Conspiracy count two carries a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $500,000 fine. The possession with intent to distribute count carries a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine. The firearm count carries a maximum statutory penalty of seven years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. This indictment alleges that beginning on approximately August 1, 2014, the four defendants conspired together and with others to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of ethylone, a positional isomer of butylone, a Schedule I controlled substance and a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Alprazolam, a Schedule IV controlled substance. It further alleges that on November 4, 2014, Hall possessed, with intent to distribute, methamphetamine and possessed a firearm in relation to and in furtherance of the drug trafficking crime.

*Jorge Luis Rios, Jr., 31

*Jose Manuel Hernandez, 23

Rios and Hernandez are each charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. If convicted, each faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine. The indictment alleges that beginning on approximately August 1, 2014, Rios and Hernandez conspired together and with each other to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a mixture of substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

*Rachel L. Lucero, 27

Lucero is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. If convicted, the conspiracy count carries a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million and the possession count carries a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine. The indictment alleges that beginning on approximately August 1, 2014, Lucero conspired with others to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. It further alleges that on October 17, 2014, Lucero possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

India Small, 28

*Karina Shcherb, 22

Small and Shcherb are each charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin. In addition, Small is charged with two, and Shcherb with one, counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin. If convicted on the conspiracy count, each faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine. Each drug possession count carries a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine. The indictment alleges that beginning on approximately August 1, 2014, Small and Shcherb conspired together and with others to distribute heroin. It further alleges that on August 22, 2014 and August 29, 2014, Small possessed heroin with the intent to distribute it. It also alleges that on August 22, 2014, Shcherb possessed heroin with the intent to distribute it.

*Christopher Chance Valdez, 20

*Bridget Elyse Tolle, 19

Valdez and Tolle are each charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine. The indictment alleges that beginning on approximately August 1, 2014, Valdez and Tolle conspired together and with others to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of 25C-NBOMe and 25I- NBOMe, a Schedule I controlled substance, which is commonly known as N-bomb, Smiles, 25I, and 25C.

A federal indictment is an accusation by a grand jury. A defendant is entitled to the presumption of innocence unless proven guilty.

The Dallas Police Department Narcotics and Homicide Unit investigated.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Phelesa Guy is prosecuting.

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Updated June 22, 2015