May 08, 2017
Contact: SA Elaine Cesare
Phone Number: (571) 324-7520
Fort Worth Man Sentenced To Lengthy Prison Sentence For Role In Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy
FORT WORTH, Texas - Jake Lindsey Hardin, a/k/a “Cash,” 33, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to 240 months in federal prison for his role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Hardin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. Hardin was a fugitive for six months before his arrest in November 2016.
In between April and August 2016, 80 defendants were charged in drug conspiracy cases related to this one, including some members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas prison gang.
According to plea documents, in 2014 and 2015 Hardin received ounce quantities of methamphetamine from other co-conspirators often on consignment. In turn, Hardin distributed methamphetamine to various customers in the Fort Worth, Texas area.
The Drug Enforcement (DEA), U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’(ICE) Homeland Security (HSI), the Fort Worth Police Department, the Texas Department of Public (DPS), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and (ATF) investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shawn Smith and Frank Gatto prosecuted the case.