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Member of Dallas drug trafficking organization sentenced to 24-years in prison

June 26, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Member of Dallas drug trafficking organization sentenced to 24-years in prison

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A federal judge has convicted a member of a Dallas-based drug trafficking organization to 24 years in prison for kidnapping.

In November 2014, U.S. prosecutors unsealed an indictment against 36-year-old Rodney Wynn and ten other co-conspirators on charges of drug trafficking, kidnapping, conspiracy, weapons, destruction of records and witness intimidation/tampering as part of an ongoing criminal enterprise.

The indictment stemmed from a joint investigation involving the Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI, Dallas Police Department and the Texas Dept. of Safety.

Prosecutors said Wynn and his ten co-defendants were members of a ruthless drug trafficking organization that operated out of the Pleasant Grove area of South Dallas and the Dallas County Jail, according to the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

Authorities said Wynn and members of the organization were responsible for a violent broad daylight carjacking and kidnapping of a Texas man at a Dallas-area gas station back in 2014.

As part of a guilty plea, Wynn admitted to playing a role in the abduction at gunpoint, when they ran the victim over twice before taking him to another location where the man was beaten and tortured in an attempt to recover drug cash the man had been accused of stealing.

Police said surveillance video had captured the kidnapping.

The violent crime prompted authorities in Sept. 2014 to place Wynn on the Texas Ten Most Wanted List. He remained a fugitive until his apprehension in June of 2015.

To date, all eleven of the subjects charged in the indictment have been convicted and sentenced to prison.

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