Federal prosecutors say that at least 16 people have been arrested in connection
with an investigation in an East Texas drug trafficking ring. The drug
traffickers had ties with drug manufacturers in Mexico, and were distributing
the narcotics throughout the state of Texas and other states within the
U.S. The arrests that began on Tuesday involve defendants from Tyler,
Longview, Dallas, Irving, and Houston. The indictment returned last month
charges all suspects with the conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine,
marijuana, and cocaine.
The officers from law enforcement agencies in the area have seized the
drugs, weapons, and vehicles and more than $158,000 since the investigation
began in 2012. The defendants may get life in prison if they are convicted
of their crimes. Drug penalties can be very serious, especially if the
suspect has been in the drug trade for an extended amount of time.
Recently, a man in South Texas was issued four life sentences for running
another drug trafficking organization that moved cocaine and marijuana
to dozens of states. The convicted criminal had a long history of drug
abuse. He had been convicted on 17 counts spread across two indictments,
and had a total of six felony convictions.
The individual used commercial freight lines to run drugs and had cash
proceeds deposited into various accounts and then withdrawn in Brownsville.
There were eleven co-defendants in this case as well and all pleaded guilty
and will be punished for their crimes. If you have been arrested for involvement
with a drug ring, you certainly need an attorney on your side to help
you trough your case today! Don't hesitate to hire the
Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC today to learn more about how the firm can help you with your drug defense case.