Two Dallas brothers have been found guilty of drug violations related to a 2019 overdose in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei recently.
Jose Antonio Carreto, 30, and his brother, Isauro Carreto-Cruz, 32, were found guilty by a jury of all counts: conspiracy and distribution of heroin resulting in seriously bodily injury, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin resulting in serious bodily injury aiding and abetting. The verdict was reached today following a five-day trial before U.S. District Judge Sean D. Jordan.
According to information presented in court, on Sep. 25, 2019, law enforcement authorities responded to a heroin overdose on a Plano highway. The victim was administered Narcan and survived the overdose. An investigation revealed the Carreto brothers had supplied the heroin used in the overdose.
“As long as the scourge of heroin continues to devastate lives, so too will we continue to aggressively seek out and prosecute the perpetrators,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei. “Drug dealers should know that they’re not only on the hook for dealing drugs, but they’re also going to be held responsible for injuries or death stemming from their deadly wares. With this conviction and others like it, hopefully more lives will be saved.”
Jose Antonio Carreto and Isauro Carreto-Cruz were indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 13, 2019. Jose Antonio Carreto faces up to life in federal prison. Isauro Carreto-Cruz faces up to 40 years in federal prison. The maximum statutory sentences prescribed by Congress are provided here for information purposes, as the sentencing will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. Sentencing hearings will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.
This case is being investigated by the Plano Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Plano Fire Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Colleen Bloss and Ernest Gonzalez and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Bethany Pickett.
Arrests made by the Marshall Police Department
Justin Amahd Marable, 31, was arrested May 28 on charges of aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity.
Jessica Michelle Marable, 34, was arrested May 28 on charges of aggravated robbery and engaging in organized criminal activity.
Hershel Lee Pete, 70, was arrested May 29 on charges of display fictitious license plate.
Joseph Lee Warren, 65, was arrested May 29 on a warrant from another agency.
Kolby Brian Benson, 24, was arrested May 29 on charges of a traffic incident.
Stephanie Kathleen Sellers, 30, was arrested May 29 on charges of theft under $100.
Rodarius Deon Smith, 21, was arrested May 29 on charges of reckless driving and prohibited substance in a correctional facility.
Danieshia Dashunn Adkins, 49, was arrested May 29 on multiple traffic related charges.
Dante Antonio Coleman, 44, was arrested May 31 on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, theft of a firearm, tampering/fabricate physical evidence with intent to impair and possession of a controlled substance in penalty group one, one gram to four grams.
Wayneisha Shawnclay Reed, 25, was arrested May 31 on charges of an accident causing more than $200, possession of marijuana and traffic incident/violation.
Benjamin Dale Hawkins, 31, was arrested May 31 on charges of assault family violence and possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, more than 1 gram.
Daquan Rondell Collins, 23, of arrested May 31 on charges of theft of a firearm.
Incidents reported by the Marshall Police Department
A criminal mischief more than $100, less than $750 was reported May 28 in the 1400 block of Julie Street.
A deadly conduct discharge firearm was reported May 28 in the 800 block of East Austin Street.
A criminal mischief was reported May 28 in the 800 block of South Lakeview Drive.
A miscellaneous incident was reported May 28 in the 1400 A Julie Street.
Abandoned property was recovered May 29 on BelAir/Pamela.
A warrant was served May 29 on East End/Karnack Highway.
A prohibited substance in a correctional facility was reported May 29 in the 600 block of Allen Street.
An unauthorized use of vehicle was reported May 29 in the 1600 block of South East End Boulevard.
An assault causes bodily injury was reported May 30 in the 1400 block of Carters Ferry Road.
Assault causes bodily injury of a family member was reported May 31 in the 2400 Palato Drive.
A possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, more than 1 gram, less than 4 grams, in the 1400 block of A Julie Street was reported May 31.
A theft under $100 was reported May 31 in the 1000 block of Lancaster Street.
A theft of a firearm was reported May 31 in the 1400 block of South Lancaster.
A possession of a controlled substance in penalty group 1, less than 1 gram was reported in the 200 block of East Pinecrest Drive.
A traffic incident was reported May 31 in the 100 block of Houston Street.
Deadly conduct was reported June 1 in the 400 block of Grand Avenue.