(As originally published, Fri, November 17th 2023, 3:45 PM EST)
McKINNEY, Texas (TND) — A member of a hate group is going to prison for drug crimes, rather than acts of violence.
The district attorney in Collin County, Texas, near Dallas, announced 30-year-old Dakota Carroll has been sentenced to 30 years for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, specifically between 4 and 200 grams of methamphetamine.
Caroll, who D.A. Greg Willis called “a documented Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang member,” pleaded guilty days before going on trial.
Carroll’s legal trouble started with a traffic stop on July 26, 2020, and “based on his initial interaction with Carroll, [the sergeant] requested a K-9 officer to the scene.”
K-9 Falco found a lot of stuff and when officers were finishing their search, the D.A. said
“Carroll indicated that he could order up a pound (over 450 grams) of methamphetamine and a bunch of guns in exchange for letting him go off the charges.
“Carroll’s ploy was unsuccessful, and he was ultimately arrested and taken to jail for the first-degree felony. Carroll remained in jail for 81 days before posting bond of $25,000.”
Then, on the street in Dallas, he was accused of shooting a woman, robbery, possession of a firearm by a felon, abandoning and endangering a child, evading with a motor vehicle, and another drug violation.
Carroll went to prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in 2015.
“Dakota Carroll is a known violent gangster with extensive criminal history who’s willing to try to bribe police officers. This 30-year sentence holds him accountable and keeps him away from Collin County citizens,” Willis said.