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Feds indict 20 people for running West Texas-based drug trafficking ring

July 1, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Feds indict 20 people for running West Texas-based drug trafficking ring Left to right: Shad Everett Evans, Kim Herrera, Jesus Marcus Franco, and Richard David Hupper

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Prosecutors in Texas revealed that 20 suspects have been indicted and taken into custody for their roles in a drug trafficking and smuggling operation in the Western part of the state.

A federal grand jury in Lubbock charged the suspects with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute meth, cocaine, and marijuana.

The individuals have also been accused of drug possession and distribution, along with the illegal use of a communications facility and bulk money smuggling, CBS7 reported.

Authorities revealed that 15 people were taken into custody Thursday. Five were already jailed on related charges.

The drug trafficking indictment, which was unsealed last week, stated that the ring was in operations since January.

The co-conspirators named in the indictment are from Texas, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Mexico.

The defendants are identified as:

Gregory Holleman, also known as “G”, 50, Lubbock, Texas

Broderick Bradley, 35, Lubbock, Texas

Arturo Sanchez, 39, Lubbock, Texas

Eduardo Agustin Cruz, also known as “Lalo”, 41, Lubbock, Texas

Jermaine Edgar Garmon, 40, Lubbock, Texas

Jessica Angel Deleon, 34, Lubbock, Texas

Kim Herrera, 27, Lubbock, Texas

Antonio Alvarez, Jr., also known as “Tony”, 42, Lubbock, Texas

Jose Garcia-Lizanaga, also known as “Chepe”, 43, Lubbock, Texas

Ambrosio Garcia, Jr., also known as “Bocho”, 33, Lubbock, Texas

Jesus Marcus Franco, also known as “Jesse”, 34, Brownfield, Texas

Petra Maria Sauceda-Perez, also known as “Aunt” or “Tia”, 38, Fabens, Texas

Robert Lee Melendez, also known as “Roberto”, 26, Meadow, Texas

Shad Everett Evans, 42, Brownfield, Texas

Juana Sanchez, also known as “Juana Salazar” or “Jaime”, 41, Littlefield, Texas

Jorge Luis Lizarraga-Tirado, also known as “Luis” or “Barba”, 30, Mexico.

Ambrosio Garcia-Rodriguez, Sr., 58, Mexico

Richard David Hupper, also known as “Piraton”, 42, Pennsylvania

Saul Chavira-Molina, 25, Kansas

Andrew Doyal Pugh, 29, Alabama

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