Two meth dealers from Fort Worth, Texas, and another from Dallas, Texas, were sentenced for life in prison.
A total of seven defendants were sentenced this week for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in North Texas. The two dealers from Fort Worth were Whisper and Kilo, and Twig from Dallas. The other defendants who were members or associates of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas prison gang also had colorful nicknames.
The operation took place between January 2014 and April 2016 and each defendant was convicted in September. They were accused of possessing more than 50 grams or more of meth, with intent to distribute.
29-year-old Kevin Kyle, known as “Kilo” and 38-year-old Billy Fred Gentry, both Fort Worth residents, and 31-year-old Trae “Twig” Short of Dallas, all received life sentences.
31-year-old Charles Ben “Pretty Boy” Bounds, and 30-year-old Billy Fred Gentry, both Fort Worth residents, got 30-year sentences. Two more defendants, 21-year-old Nicole Cynthia “Nikki Single” Herrera of Dallas, and 48-year-old Billy Ray Skaggs of Brownwood were sentenced to 25 years each.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, Fort Worth Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigated the case jointly.
These seven convictions were among the 80 other convictions, all related to this meth distribution case which were prosecuted in 2016. Phone texts and jail phone call recordings were included as evidence in these cases.
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