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Dallas stripper sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for overdose death of teen

February 25, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Dallas stripper sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for overdose death of teen

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A federal judge sentenced a Dallas woman to prison on Tuesday, for her role in a robbery plot that led to the 2014 heroin overdose death of a Texas teen.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Cierra Allyn Rounds, 28, must serve 13 years in federal prison after pleading guilty last year to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin.

The charge stems from the March 2014 death of 19-year-old Rian Lashley, the Dallas teen who was injected with a fatal dose of heroin by in March of 2014.

Federal prosecutors said Rounds and Dirks, both heroin addicts, who worked as dancers at a local strip club gave Lashley a fatal dose of heroin in an attempt to steal $3,000 from the teen.

Rounds’ boyfriend 37-year-old Jimison Coleman, was given a 16-year prison sentence on Monday. Federal investigators alleged Coleman, a known drug dealer, provided the two suspects the potent heroin that would end up taking the life of Lashley.

During the sentencing proceeding, U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay said there were no doubts that gave Ashley the heroin so they could steal the money.

Lindsay said Rounds made no attempts to call 911 when Lashley was unconscious on a couch in a Dallas house.

The judge also stated that Rounds was acutely aware that Lashley had never done heroin in the past and had full knowledge that the victim’s housemate was a regular user, who had previously overdosed on the same “China White” heroin that Coleman had provided.

“A young lady died because of what Ms. Rounds did,” Lindsay said.

Dirks, 26, is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday after she also pled guilty to drug charges.

Rounds was a stripper at the Jaguars Gold Club in Dallas, which turned into an after-hours rave club after closing at 2 a.m., called Eternal Eden, where patrons could buy a variety of drugs.

According to the Dallas Moring News, Rounds and Lashley met at a Plano IHOP on the morning of March 25, 2014. Later that morning, Coleman sold the “China White” heroin to Lashley in the parking lot of the restaurant.

Rounds, Dirks and Lashley then drove to a friend’s Dallas house. During the trip, Rounds used Lashley’s cellphone to send text messages to Coleman about stealing Lashley’s money after they arrived at the home.

“I figured you would want me on this money,” Rounds said in a text to Coleman.

When they arrived at the house, Rounds text messaged Coleman saying “Ima bout to shoot her up for the first time.”

Lashley would later show signs of distress and eventually stopped breathing. Dirks told cops she attempted to perform CPR on her and put her in a bathtub filled with ice water to try and revive her.

Dirks and Rounds then put her on a couch where she appeared to fall asleep. Dirks left with her money and later gave it to Coleman, authorities said.

Lashley died later that evening from a heroin overdose, authorities said.

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