2 Sentenced to More Than 10 Years for Stealing Drugs, Stamps, Smokes From Burleson Walgreens

Two men who admitted to robbing a Burleson Walgreens and stealing controlled substances were sentenced Wednesday to more than 10 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Texas announced. Nicholas "Nico" Evans was sentenced to 121 months and Darrien "Smoke" Jefferson was sentenced to 168 months in federal prison. The convictions stem from an April 9, 2016, robbery at a Walgreens in the 800 block of South Wilshire Boulevard, U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox said.According to case documents, Evans, 25, Jefferson, 36, and Kenneth "Smurf" Sauls went into the store with guns, zip-tied the victims' hands and feet and stole narcotics, cash, cigarettes and about 150 booklets of stamps, Cox said. Dion Clark, 36, acted as the getaway driver.Evans and Jefferson both pleaded guilty in August to one count of conspiracy to commit interference with commerce by robbery and one count of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.Sauls, 23, and Clark also pleaded guilty to their roles in the robbery and are scheduled to be sentenced in January and February, respectively.   Continue reading...

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