Convicted Felon Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Gun Crime | USAO-NDTX
A 46-year-old man from Dallas has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for a gun crime, said acting US attorney for the northern district of Texas, Prerak Shah.
Keldric Walker Thomas pleaded guilty in February 2020 to possessing a firearm in aid of a drug trafficking crime. Mr. Thomas was sentenced on Monday by US District Judge David C. Godbey. Mr. Thomas was convicted in 2003 of possession of a firearm promoting a drug trafficking crime.
According to the pleading, Dallas police officers observed Mr. Thomas committing several traffic offenses while operating a Chevrolet Malibu in July 2018. Law enforcement contacted Mr. Thomas and he was arrested.
When Mr. Thomas was subsequently searched, law enforcement agencies found a 45-caliber magazine containing ammunition cartridges, a green rifle cartridge, cocaine and methamphetamine. Mr. Thomas also owned $ 2,364 in US currency.
The officers were also given a search warrant for Mr. Thomas’ Chevrolet Malibu. There was a semi-automatic pistol in the vehicle and large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin.
The Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bureau, with assistance from the Dallas Police Department, led the investigation. U.S. Assistant Attorney Renee Hunter is pursuing the case.