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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Two Fort Worth Men Who Broke into Pharmacies and Stole Controlled Substances Sentenced

FORT WORTH, Texas — Two men who admitted breaking into pharmacies and stealing controlled substances, Nicholas Evans, aka “Nico,” and Darrien Jefferson, aka “Smoke,” were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Evans, 25, was sentenced to serve a total of 121 months in federal prison, and Jefferson, 36, was sentenced to a total of 168 months in federal prison. Each pleaded guilty in August 2017 to one count of conspiracy to commit interference with commerce by robbery and one count of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to, and possessing and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of, a crime of violence.

Kenneth Sauls, aka “Smurf,” 23, also pleaded guilty to his role in the robbery and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 16, 2018.

Dion Clark, 36, was charged in a separate indictment and pleaded guilty to his role in the robbery. Clark is scheduled to be sentenced before U.S. District Judge John McBryde on February 14, 2018.

According to the factual resumes filed in the case, on April 9, 2016, Evans, Jefferson, Sauls, and Clark entered into an agreement to commit a robbery at the Walgreens Pharmacy located at 833 South Wilshire Blvd., Burleson, Texas. Clark waited in the vehicle as the get-a-way driver while Evans, Jefferson and Sauls entered the Walgreens, brandished firearms and “zip” tied the victims’ hands and feet. Collectively the group stole narcotics, cash, cigarettes, and approximately 150 booklets of stamps.


The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Fahey prosecuted.

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Updated December 27, 2017