NDTX Round-Up January 14
SENTENCING – SU Y AMOS MUN
On December 23, Su Y Amos Mun, was sentenced to 20 years in federal custody for maintaining a drug involved premises. Mun admitted to being the owner and manager of the HanGil Hotel Town between January 2018 and March 2019. He knowingly made rooms available for guests to be used for storing and distributing various illegal substances. He continued this practice, despite being informed of multiple heroin overdose deaths in his establishment. To read more about the HanGil Hotel case, click here. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Dallas Police Department, and the Coppell Police Department, and prosecuted by AUSA Rick Calvert.
GUILTY PLEA – SOPHIA LIAO AND BOONCHAI DUMRONGSRI
On December 31, Sophia Liao, 62, and her husband, Boonchai Dumrongsri, 55, pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Both defendants face up to 20 years in federal custody. Liao sold a total of 86.2 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover officer on six occasions between June 2013 and February 2016. Dumrongsri also sold methamphetamine to an undercover officer. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Garland Police Department and is prosecuted by AUSA Phelesa Guy.
SENTENCING – JOSE GUADALUPE HERNANDEZ-SALDIVAR
On December 19, Jose Guadalupe Hernandez-Saldivar, 26, was sentenced to 17 years and 6 months in federal custody for conspiracy to distribute heroin. An undercover officer negotiated the purchase of multiple kilograms of heroin with the leaders of a drug trafficking organization in Mexico. The officer was put in contact with Hernandez-Saldivar who coordinated a meeting at a Fiesta Mart in Dallas to conduct the drug deal. Later, Hernandez-Saldivar was confronted by law enforcement about the delivery and admitted to directing the exchange and possessing more heroin in his Dallas residence. This case was investigated by the North Texas Strike Force and prosecuted by AUSA John Kull.
SENTENCING – CHARLES EDWARD GRANT
On December 18, Charles Edward Grant, 24, was sentenced to 3 years and 4 months for bank robbery. Grant entered a Bank of America and walked over to one of the tellers, presenting a note demanding money. The note stated, “It’s a robbery. No Police. No Tracking. No Ink… I have a gun.” The teller forfeited the money, fearing for his life. This case was investigated by the Dallas Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by AUSA Walt Junker.
SENTENCING – RALPH JAY ADAMS
On December 19, Ralph Jay Adams, 40, was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Adams sold 13.37 grams of methamphetamine to another individual, at least 5 grams of which was “actual methamphetamine.” He also admitted that this methamphetamine was imported into the United States from Mexico. This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Dallas Police Department and prosecuted by AUSA PJ Meitl.