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Two Fort Worth Gang Members Sentenced for Trafficking Fentanyl

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas
 
Two individuals have been sentenced to a combined 20+ years in federal prison for trafficking fentanyl in the Fort Worth area, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton.

First, Rhance Guerin, 27, was charged in August 2023 via criminal complaint and pleaded guilty in October to one count of conspiracy to possess of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to 108 months in prison.  

According to court documents in Mr. Guerin’s case, on August 2, 2023, based on information that Mr. Guerin was selling fentanyl pills, the Johnson County STOP Special Crimes Unit (STOP SCU) conducted an arrest and search warrant operation in Fort Worth, Texas resulting in the arrest of Mr. Guerin and the seizure of 425.05 grams of fentanyl, 3.923 kg of marijuana, 14.65 grams of cocaine, 253.90 grams of psylocibin, and 3 firearms. Mr. Guerin is a documented Crips gang member.

Second, Willie Bryant, 39, was charge in May 2023 via criminal complaint and pleaded guilty in October to one count of conspiracy to possess of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He was sentenced on February 2, 2024 by U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman to 135 months in prison.

According to court documents in Mr. Bryant’s case, on May 25, 2023, a Crime Stoppers Tip was received that Bryant was distributing black tar heroin, cocaine, crack, fentanyl, China white heroin, Xanax, and ecstasy from a Fort Worth residence. Law Enforcement obtained a search warrant for the residence and located approximately 24 grams of methamphetamine, 15 grams of black tar heroin, 51 fentanyl pills, 5 grams of cocaine and 1.65 ounces of marijuana near the location where Mr. Bryant was located. A search of the bathroom revealed a large cutout in the wall behind a mirror that contained 10 firearms, drivers licenses, identification cards, bank cards and social security cards issued to 10 different individuals. A doctor’s prescription pad, two bricks of fentanyl, a brick of heroin, a clear plastic Tupperware container containing methamphetamine, two plastic containers containing ecstasy pills, two plastic containers containing black tar heroin, and a small plastic container with additional fentanyl powder were also located in the cutout.

Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Smith prosecuted the cases.

Contact

Erin Dooley

Public Affairs Officer

214-659-8707

erin.dooley@usdoj.gov

Updated February 6, 2024

Topic
Drug Trafficking