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NDTX Round Up: August 10-19

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

GUILTY PLEA – WILLIAM DODD

On August 11, William Dodd, 34, pled guilty to possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance and aiding and abetting. Dallas Police Department executed a search warrant and arrested Mr. Dodd at his Dallas-based stash house. Authorities seized 12.43 kilograms of marijuana, 5.67 grams of cocaine, 2.73 grams of N-ethylpentylone, 87 Norco pills containing hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen, 65 Percocet pills, 141 grams of a red liquid containing codeine and promethazine, 33.69 grams of purple liquid containing codeine and promethazine, digital scales, multiple cellular phones, $4,530 in drug proceeds, and a stolen firearm. Mr. Dodd faces up to 20 years in federal prison for his crimes. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Kull is prosecuting this case.

SENTENCING – WILLIAM ROSS POTTER

On August 12, William Ross Potter, 62, was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison for attempted enticement of a minor. Mr. Potter admitted to using his computer to persuade and induce multiple minors to engage in sexual activity. He placed ads on a social media site in which he looking for a sexual encounter. When officers went to Potter’s home in Garland, he refused to come out of the house. Eventually, Mr. Potter fled out of the back of the home and hid in a bush until officers arrested him. This case was investigated by the Grand Prairie Police Department, Garland Police Department, Dallas Police Department, McClennan County Sherriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks is prosecuting this case.

SENTENCING – PABLO SALGUERO RAMIREZ

On August 14, Pablo Salguero Ramirez, 31, was sentenced to 2 years in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance. Officers executed a search warrant on Mr. Ramirez’s home and located methamphetamine, $1,252 in U.S. currency, multiple firearms and an assorted ammunition. Mr. Ramirez admitted that he possessed the weapons in furtherance of his drug crimes and the cash was proceeds from his drug trafficking operations. This case was investigated by the ICE and Garland Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Donna Strittmatter Max is prosecuting this case.

SENTENCING – ARMANDO QUIROZ

On August 17, Armando Quiroz, 29, was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Mr. Quiroz was staying at a Greenville, Texas hotel which served as a distribution point for his drug trafficking operations. Mr. Quiroz sold 7 grams of methamphetamine to a government source. Three days later the Hunt County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant on Mr. Quiroz’s hotel room where they recovered additional methamphetamine and a .380 pistol. This case was investigated by the ATF, DEA, and Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanna Etessam is prosecuting this case.

Contact

Todd Martin
Public Affairs
214-659-8691
todd.martin3@usdoj.gov

Updated August 21, 2020