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Friday, October 21, 2016

Last Defendant in Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison



FORT WORTH, Texas — Oscar Melsan, 31, most recently of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to 240 months in federal prison, following his plea earlier this year to one count of conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

All 14 defendants in the conspiracy have been sentenced.

Three defendants pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and were sentenced to the following:

    Miguel Antonio Martinez, 32, 232 months
    Bobbie Frie, Jr., 31, 340 months
    Marcus Caldwell, 32, 235 months

Six defendants pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and were sentenced to the following:


    David Sheppard, 40, 235 months
    Kendra Ward, 28, 220 months
    Eric Overstreet, 28, 240 months
    Jonathan Morris, 31, 180 months
    Robert Baggott, 45, 188 months
    Cecil Hindman, 51, 150 months


Two defendants, Susan Williams, 29 and Raymondo Acuna, 32, each pleaded guilty to one substantive count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, as charged in superseding informations and were each sentenced to 200 months.

Co-conspirator Hector Saldivar, 33, and lead defendant Cleto Tarin, 53 were convicted on two counts each of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance at trial in April 2016. Saldivar was sentenced to 400 months and Tarin was sentenced to 420 months.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Wichita Falls Police Department conducted the investigation.

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