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Northern District of Texas

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Friday, November 20, 2020

NDTX Round-Up: November 13-19

GUILTY PLEA – MICHAEL DYWAYNE HARRIS

On November 17, Michael Dywayne Harris, 39, plead guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine. A coconspirator requested Harris to deliver four kilograms of cocaine to a Dallas area drug house. After delivering the cocaine and collecting the drug proceeds, Harris was stopped by Dallas Police Officers.  The officers searched Harris’s car and found $67,137.81 in drug proceeds, cocaine, and pills. Harris faces up to 40 years in federal prison for his crimes. This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanna Etessam is prosecuting this case.

GUILTY PLEA – OLAYINKA ELIZABETH TAIWO

On November 17, Olayinka Elizabeth Taiwo, 34, plead guilty to make a false statement in an application for a passport.  Taiwo submitted an executed passported application to the United States Post Office. In her application, Taiwo used another individuals name and personal identifying information as her own. Taiwo faces up to 10 years in federal prison for her crimes. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of State and the FBI.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Walt Junker is prosecuting this case.

SENTENCING – AIRUN DAMON DUNN

On November 18, Airun Damon Dunn, 25, was sentenced to 105 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Dunn sold heroin to another individual five times. In connection with the heroin sales, Dunn unlawfully sold three firearms. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive. Assistant U.S. Attorney P.J. Meitl prosecuted this case.

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Todd Martin Public Affairs 214-659-8691 todd.martin3@usdoj.gov
Updated November 20, 2020