S Marshal Lone Star Fugitive task force. It resulted in numerous drug arrests. The chief said Monday that marijuana being a small portion on the list.
Holt tells FOX 44 News the operation was not just in response to the spread of narcotics throughout the community but a method to dampen violent crimes that often realte to drug activity. He shared that the department arrested several people accused of open-air drug dealing. He explain the term. While some of that activity could be a common knowledge to many, Holt says their job in this operation was to prove it and do something about it.
We see illegal drugs continue to tear apart families and good neighborhoods. I want to extend special thanks to the units and agencies involved in helping make Waco a safer community. In addition, a stolen firearm was also recovered.
Skip to content Closings Closings. Jamica Sandles Timothy Scott Carolyn Courtney He shared that the department arrested several people accused of open-air drug dealing. Rena Scaramucci Antonio Wilson While some of that activity could be a common knowledge to many, Holt says their job in this operation was to prove it and do something about it. He says his hope is that this operation sends out a clear message. Source: Waco Police Department. Stay Connected.Attorney John F. Bash announced.
Christopher Mikel Clark aka "Little Chris"20, of Waco, was indicted on one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. In June authorities executed a search warrant at his residence and recovered marijuana and a Mini Draco AK assault style pistol. Joseph Ryan Edwards, 26, of Waco, was also indicted on one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
After a traffic stop in June, authorities searched his vehicle and found a. Amor Esperanza Zuniga aka "Stony Zuniga"19, of Waco, who was already in custody, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
The indictment also charges Zuniga and Heraclio Santos Carreon, 41, of Waco, with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. On July 21 authorities searched their vehicle and discovered approximately grams of methamphetamine and an RG 14. Moreno, Montes and Estrada were indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than grams of cocaine and one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than grams of methamphetamine.
Numerous arrests made in Waco drug enforcement operation
The indictment alleges that under the direction of Moreno and Montes, the defendants distributed cocaine and methamphetamine in the Temple area since May A search and arrest operation Thursday in the Temple and Houston areas led to the seizure of about 2, grams of cocaine, 8. It was not immediately clear whether a warrant service Thursday morning in West that led to a short standoff and lockdowns at two nearby schools was related to the investigations. Click Here to access the online Public Inspection File.
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Drug Bust in Waco - Baylor Area
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Low 49F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Updated: April 17, am. Three separate drug raids in as many days landed 12 suspects in jail this week in McLennan and Coryell counties. Amubarak Ali, 59, was booked into the McLennan County Jail early Thursday morning after the Wednesday raid at his Woodway home and a storage shed on two counts of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance. Gates said the colors and look of the packaging of K2, which was legal a few years ago, are designed to attract a younger clientele.
Coryell County Sheriff Johnny Burks said the search warrant stemmed from a three-month investigation into the distribution of narcotics. The four men were charged of possession of a controlled substance and manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, but Burks did not disclose what kind of drugs allegedly were found at the residence. The suspects were transported to Coryell County Jail and were awaiting arraignment Tuesday afternoon, Burks said. Summer Skains Cockrell, 36, was charged with fraudulent use or possession of identifying information because of the equipment, Cawthon said.
Deputies declined to release the name of the motel where the arrests were made because the owners were cooperative in the investigation, McNamara said. He said the timing of the three raids in three consecutive days was a coincidence dictated by information uncovered in the investigations.
Log In. Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.Today, federal, state and local authorities arrested 20 individuals in connection with a methamphetamine trafficking operation in central Texas announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr. A federal grand jury indictment, returned in Waco and unsealed today, charges 17 of those arrested with either conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance or distribution of a controlled substance.
Other charges contained in the indictment include use of a communication device cell phone in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. Ramon Rodriguez, Jr.
Eliodoro Denova Lopez, age 28, of Pflugerville, TX, grams or more of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana. Joel Jaimes Denova, age 30, of Austin, TX, grams or more of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana.
The indictment also charges Ramon Rodriguez, Elias Mendoza, Eliodoro Denova Lopez, Joel Jaimes Denova and Thomas Lee with one count of using a cell phone in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and, Jose Salomon with one count of possession of a 12 gauge shotgun in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Ramon Rodriguez, Mendoza, Lopez, Denova and Lee face up to four years in federal prison upon conviction of the use of a cell phone during a drug trafficking crime.
Salomon faces five years in federal prison upon conviction for possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. In addition to those named above, authorities arrested three other Temple residents today. Olivarri, age Alexander is charged in a separate, but related, federal indictment with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Allegedly, on August 18,Alexander was in possession of. Upon conviction, he faces up to ten years imprisonment. Olivarri is charge by a federal criminal complaint with making a false statement during the acquisition of a firearm. According to the affidavit, on January 8,Olivarri provided a false address on the ATF Form when purchasing a 9mm pistol from a local firearms dealer.
Upon conviction, Olivarri faces up to five years in federal prison. Brown is charged by a federal criminal complaint with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to the affidavit, on March 10,Brown was found in possession of a. Currency; and between firearms. All of the defendants remain in federal custody. Detention hearings are expected to occur over the next two weeks before U. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske in Waco. It is important to note that a criminal complaint is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt.
The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. You are here U. Department of Justice. Thursday, March 10, Defendants who are charged in this indictment include: Ramon Rodriguez, Jr. Topic s :. Component s :.Waco drug dealer abs A Waco drug dealer who was caught with grams of cocaine and who quit showing up halfway through his criminal trial was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday.
Randy Don Johnson, 33, was not present in court to hear his punishment because he did not show up for the second day of his trial. A jury in Waco's 54th State District Court deliberated about five minutes Tuesday before convicting Johnson of possession with intent to deliver more than grams of cocaine.
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Police officials said they do not think the Kosses were connected to or distributed to the four former Baylor students arrested for marijuana distribution in August. Waco police spokesman Steve Anderson said Waco police were not involved in the raid, but Woodway police officers notified the department that the operation was taking place in Waco.
How interesting is this?
Report: Every single player was involved. All recruits are jumping ship. Strange how the Baylor Police and Waco Police were not involved in a drug sting in their jurisdiction.
I went to the Baylor Board. Not the first one for this semester. They had another large drug bust in September. I understand he was trying to send a "message" but come on, we will forever be stained with those events. I was not thrilled with our leadership either and said so at the time. The most galling performance of all was our vice chancellor of communications, Tracy Syler-Jones, who called the press conference, introduced everyone at the press conference, yet failed to keep this thing in check.
Statements should have been read and re-read, the facts known and understood thoroughly, etc. The whole affair was a bush-league embarassment. It was like a runaway train, except we were sitting in the engineer's seat and just decided not to pull the brake. The damage done to the TCU brand that day was incalculable.
Hardly a week goes by without someone making a snide comment about it. It has affected recruiting, admissions, and our general reputation.Drug bust in Waco
The episode will continue to dog us for years, and it is so upsetting to know that it was largely of our own making. You guys are better than this. Just work hard during the off season and you guys will be back next fall. Trying to tear down your rival opponent for drug dealers being arrested in Waco, Texas is not a good look for y'all. I'm not saying you do take jabs at TCU because of the drug busts but there are plenty of other Baylor fans that have taken more than enough jabs at TCU because of what happened.
We've been over this. Most of the commenters on here complain about it being brought up weekly. So, drop it.
16 arrested in Central Texas after 2 federal drug investigations
As far as the whole ordeal that went down that day on campus, I thought the University should've handled it a whole lot better than it did. I remember Randy Galloway had a good article after the bust saying that instead of coming out and saying every thing is ok and your kids are safe, instead the University rolled out imaginary football helmets and painted the Program as drug users and dealers.
You must log in or sign up to post here. Show Ignored Content. Share This Page Tweet. Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? No, create an account now. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?A federal grand jury indictment unsealed today charges the defendants with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
The defendants include:. Authorities allege that since Januarythese defendants were responsible for the distribution of large amounts of methamphetamine throughout Waco and surrounding areas. All of the defendants remain in federal custody pending detention hearings expected to occur next week before U. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Manske in Waco.
The U. Assistant U. Attorney Stephanie Smith-Burris is prosecuting these cases on behalf of the Government. It is important to note that an indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Skip to content. Breadcrumb Home Press Releases 09 20 Nineteen arrested in Waco on federal drug trafficking charges.
During this investigation, authorities seized approximately nine pounds of methamphetamine. Department of Justice.
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