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Federal prosecutors indict 38 People for running North Texas drug trafficking rings

July 23, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Federal prosecutors indict 38 People for running North Texas drug trafficking rings

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Federal officials announced the takedown of two separate drug trafficking rings in North Texas, which resulted in charges against 38 suspects.

U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox announced the indictments on Thursday and the seizure of guns and drugs.

She added that one drug-trafficking group worked out of Vernon and involved the distribution of meth using street-level dealers in Dallas and Fort Worth, according to CBS-DFW.

Twenty-five people have been charged with conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute meth. Most of them are from either Dallas or Vernon.

Authorities launched the investigation against the drug network in 2014.

She noted that the second case involved a drug trafficking enterprise that transported meth and heroin to Wichita Falls from Dallas.

Thirteen suspects, almost all from Wichita Falls, have been charged.

According to the indictment, the conspiracy started in 2017 and operated until January 2018. The Indictment also includes a forfeiture notice that includes seven firearms and over $20,000 in cash.

“These arrests are the result of a 14-month investigation with state, local and federal authorities,” U.S. Attorney Nealy Cox said in a press release. “We have invested additional resources in fighting the trafficking of drugs and violent crime in Wichita Falls, and we are now seeing the results of this presence.”

If found guilty, each suspect faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in a federal lockup and a $1,000,000 fine.

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