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Methamphetamine Traffickers Sentenced

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

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Jackie Eugene Clayton, 38, Juan Carlos Lopez, 53, and Rudy Roman Ramirez, 45, were sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor following their guilty pleas in February 2017 to one count of conspiracy to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Judge O’Connor sentenced Clayton to 235 months in federal prison, Lopez to 100 months in federal prison and Ramirez to 135 months in federal prison.

Co-defendant Juan Leonardo Tello will be sentenced on June 26, 2017.

According to documents filed in the case, from December 2014 through December 3, 2015, Clayton on multiple occasions distributed varied quantities of methamphetamine to Ramirez and Lopez. Clayton, who lived in Dallas, Texas, during the conspiracy, distributed quantities of methamphetamine to numerous customers from Wichita Falls, including Ramirez and Lopez. Clayton’s Wichita Falls customers usually travelled to Dallas to obtain methamphetamine. Those customers then returned to Wichita Falls to distribute the methamphetamine to their own customers. The quantities that Clayton distributed varied from one ounce to several ounces of methamphetamine worth several thousand dollars.


Ramirez also obtained larger quantities of methamphetamine from co-conspirator Tello, who lived in Dallas. Ramirez picked up methamphetamine from Tello directly and sent Lopez to pick up methamphetamine and transport it back to Wichita Falls for distribution. Ramirez paid Tello in cash and via wire transfers. More than $75,000 in drug proceeds have been identified.


The case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Wichita County District Attorney’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Walters was in charge of the prosecution.

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Lisa Slimak

Updated May 31, 2017

Drug Trafficking