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Eleven women indicted in Dallas-area meth ring

June 29, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Eleven women indicted in Dallas-area meth ring

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Eleven women, a majority of whom are from Dallas, were among 19 people who were charged this week for their links to a meth ring that was operating out of Balch Springs, Pleasant Grove, and Seagoville, Texas.

Authorities seized about 30 pounds of methamphetamine oil and 15 pounds of meth. In addition, police recovered a smaller amount of heroin, marijuana, and gamma-hydroxybutyrate — better known as the date-rape drug. Officers also discovered about $13,000 in cash and 12 firearms.

Each of the co-conspirators involved in the drug ring face one charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of meth, which can result in 10 years to life in prison, and could pay fines of upward of $5 million.

The members of the drug network were arrested in an operation stemming from an investigation that began back in January, led by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Dallas Police Department.

According to the Dallas Morning News, among those charged include:

Oralia Acosta, 51
Katy Anderson, 35
Carson Baker, 23
Christina Bruffy, 47
Tina Connolly, 55
Joshua Diaz, 27
Edgar Fallad-Martinez, 28
Earvin Gibson, 45
Rebecca Grimes, 31
Tiffany Gundermann, 26
Stephanie Hernandez, 27
Stephanie Laza, 44
Leo Najera-Padilla, 29
Michael Ramos, 20
Guadalupe Segovia, 43
Josue Tijerina, 30
Deborah Uribe, 45
Luan Vo, 40
Shelby Wiggins, 24

Guadalupe Segovia, who was found guilty of drug possession and burglary, along with Tina Connolly, who previously faced seven prostitution charges, both have also been indicted on one count of being a felon with a firearm. Police also discovered firearms on both Connolly and Guadalupe st the time of their arrest.

Police also seized another three rifles, five pistols, and four shotguns from other members of the conspiracy.

Fallad-Martinez and Acosta were arrested in Septemeber for their involvement with a separate drug sting along with two others after they tried to distribute four grams of meth to an undercover cop.

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