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FBI Blotter: Hoax Letters, Drug Bust, & Raytheon Theft

By BJ Austin, KERA News

Dallas, TX – In Amarillo a 47 year old man has been sentenced to prison for mailing 65 letters containing threats and "white powder" to various banks.

Richard Goyette received 46 months, and was ordered to pay 87 thousand dollars in restitution to law enforcement. Officers in several different states had to mount hazardous-material responses to each of the hoax letters. Prosecutors say Goyette drove from his home in New Mexico to Amarillo to mail the letters. He was apparently angry because he lost money when Washington Mutual failed, and the bank's stock fell below a dollar a share.

A North Texas FBI drug raid has resulted in the arrest of 17 people in what officials call a major drug ring. Eastern District U.S. Attorney John Bales says the arrests are the result of a two year investigation into trafficking of a thousand kilos of cocaine worth 22 million dollars. Agents seized three million dollars worth of drugs, 185 thousand dollars in cash, 25 guns and 25 cars. Those arrested range in age from 29 to 59. Half of those arrested are from Farmers Branch, Carrollton, and Irving.

A Flower Mound resident has entered a guilty plea to stealing and selling thermal, night vision scopes from his employer - Raytheon. 47 year old Ray Dean Young held a "Secret" Security Clearance as an engineer. According to the plea documents filed in court, Young stole at least seven night vision scopes that were being built for the U.S. Army. He sold them to his neighbor, who said HE wanted them for "hunting." Prosecutors say Young used the 50 thousand dollars he made to pay bills. He now faces 10 years in prison. No sentencing date has been set.

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