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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 8, 2015

Members and Associates of Various White Supremacist Organizations Get Hefty Sentences for Roles in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

DALLAS — Two individuals, who were arrested during a November 2014 law enforcement operation in which 37 individuals were charged with felony offenses stemming from their respective roles in a drug distribution conspiracy that operated in North Texas and elsewhere from January 2013 to October 2014, have been sentenced to lengthy federal prison sentences. John Parker, the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, made the announcement today.

Brandon Crow, 30, of Garland, Texas, was sentenced on Thursday to 240 months in federal prison and Rhonda Long, a/k/a “Queen Saltine,” 51, of Mesquite, Texas, was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison. Each pleaded guilty in January 2015 to one count of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with the intent to distribute that controlled substance.

The Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division (DPS-CID) led that November 2014 law enforcement operation in which the defendants were alleged to be members of, or associated with, various white supremacist organizations, including the “Aryan Brotherhood of Texas” (ABT), the “Aryan Circle,” the “Irish Mob,” and the “Dirty White Boys.” Despite their differences, they would often collaborate for purposes of drug distribution or other illegal ventures. The indictment alleged that since January 2013, the defendants conspired together, and with others, to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. According to the indictment, the defendants used stash houses and other locations to store the quantities of methamphetamine. Each co-conspirator was linked to one another either directly or through another co-conspirator. Certain co-conspirators acted as hubs for narcotics trafficking, supplying methamphetamine to numerous other co-conspirators. Throughout the investigation, over 16 pounds of methamphetamine and five firearms were seized.

To date, 34 of the 37 charged defendants have pleaded guilty and 12 of those have been sentenced. Other defendants, all Dallas residents, receiving long prison sentences for their roles include:

William McDowell, a/k/a “Scout,” 33, of Mesquite, Texas; 188 months

Christy McCellon, a/k/a “90,” 38; of Quitman, Texas, 222 months

Eliezer Jarillo Gonzalez, 22, of Dallas, 180 months

Javier Dominguez, 23, of Dallas, 120 months

Another defendant is scheduled to enter a guilty plea next week, one defendant remains set for trial, and one defendant remains a fugitive.

The investigation is being led by the DPS-CID Gang Unit and the Dallas Police Department Criminal Intelligence Unit with assistance from the Garland Police Department Neighborhood Police Officer Unit, the Mesquite and Rockwall Police Departments and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations..

Assistant U.S. Attorney P. J. Meitl is prosecuting.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 26, 2015