TEXARKANA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 28-year-old male stripper from Dallas was convicted of federal violations following a five-day trial.
Collin Garrett Hayden was found guilty by a jury of obstruction of justice on March 6, 2020 by U.S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder, III. Hayden pleaded guilty to possessing a weapon in jail before the trial began.READ MORE: Mesquite Officer Dies After Shooting Outside Grocery Store
According to information presented in court, in 2016, law enforcement began working a drug trafficking investigation into methamphetamine trafficking from Dallas into East Texas. During the investigation, Hayden and his roommate were heard on an undercover recording offering to sell drugs to another individual.
Further investigation revealed Hayden was personally selling cocaine in the Dallas strip clubs in which he performed and had been supplying methamphetamine to a Shreveport, Louisiana, buyer who was traveling through East Texas to purchase from Hayden.READ MORE: Officials React To Mesquite Officer Killed On Duty
When Hayden became aware of his pending federal charges, he turned on his roommate and threatened to use his association with a white supremacist group to have the roommate killed. While in custody at the Titus County jail, Hayden obtained a shank-type weapon and threatened to kill any guards who entered his cell in retaliation for a guard reporting Hayden had attempted to obtain a cell phone by bribe. Hayden was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 19, 2017, and charged with federal violations.
Under federal statutes, Hayden faces up to life in federal prison at sentencing.
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