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Methamphetamine and Cocaine Traffickers Arrested in "Operation Oak Cliff" Sentenced to Lengthy Federal Prison Sentences

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

DALLAS — The last of 15 defendants charged and convicted in a methamphetamine and cocaine distribution conspiracy that operated in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, and elsewhere, has been sentenced to a lengthy federal prison sentence, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

The investigation, dubbed Operation Oak Cliff, was led by the Dallas Police Department’s Narcotics Section, with assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

 Armando Luna, 30, of Dallas, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis on Wednesday to serve 160 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Armando Luna’s brother, coconspirator John Paul Luna, 28, pleaded guilty to the same offense and is currently serving a 360-month federal prison sentence.

Other defendants charged and convicted in the case have been sentenced as follows:

Gilbert Garcia, 29, 41 months
Jesus Mendoza, 49, 112 months
Eli Olivarez, 26, 144 months
Servando Pineda-Campos, 45, 112 months
Angeles Ramirez, 34, 78 months
Alan Villegas, 23, 156 months
Jonathon Williams, 26, 37 months
Dakota Michelle Perez, 27, 70 months
Michael Joseph Logan, 54, 112 months
Deanna Rios, 24, 30 months
Christopher Valdez, 26, 124 months
Lucy Valdez, 27, 57 months
Manuel Cedillo Villegas, 29, 188 months

According to documents filed in the case and facts presented in court, in 2012 and 2013, the above-listed defendants conspired together and with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.  

In addition, during the course of the conspiracy, law enforcement purchased approximately 1.9 kilograms of cocaine, 3.24 kilograms of methamphetamine and 8.2 kilograms of marijuana.  Law enforcement seized 42 firearms and approximately $62,000 in drug proceeds.  They also executed five search warrants during the investigation, closing multiple, mid-level drug houses.

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Updated February 26, 2016

Drug Trafficking