33 Federal drug arrests based on 41 indictments

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One kilo of yegua – U.S. Attorney – ‘MORE TO COME’ 

Midland-Odessa, TX – The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas announced that of 33 arrested for cocaine trafficking on Thursday, 8 were previously apprehended, 25 were arrested at locatiions throughout the Permian Basin, and 8 more are still at large.

Some are patch holders in La Familia Motorcycle Club, according to federal authorities.

Federal agents seized more than three kilograms of cocaine, one residence, three motorcycles, four cars and approximately $195,000 in U.S. Currency.

A federal grand jury returned the indictments that stem from two separate investigations in operation since 2014, according to authorities.

Allegedly, these defendants are responsible for the distribution of multi-kilogam quantities of cocaine and ‘crack cocaine’ since January of 2014,” according to a news release. Seven were arrested in “Operation Buying Pebbles” and the remainder were the subject of “Operation Glittery Bowtie.”

Acting in concert with the DEA, FBI, and DPS, members of the Odessa and Midland Police helped track suspects in Operation Glittery Bowtie, according to DEA Special Agent in Charge Will Glaspy of the El Paso Office, who said, “Based on the efforts of DEA and our law enforcement partners, the citizens of Midland and Odessa will be safer in their homes this Memorial Day weekend.”

Upon conviction, the defendants face sentences of between ten years and life in federal prison; between five and 40 years in federal prison; or, up to 20 years in federal prison depending on the amount of controlled substances involved. All of the defendants remain in federal custody. Detention hearings are scheduled for next week, in Midland before United States Magistrate Judge David Counts.

Operation Glittery Bowtie defendants

Name Age *Elijah George Pena 33 *Jim Paro Jones 33 *Mathew Reynaldo Rodriguez 29 *Brandon Joe Jerrell 33 *Steve Maurice Tyler 48 *Stephen O’Brien Tyler 26 *Clarence Edward Stephens 25 *Andrea Nicole Skaggs 24 **April Elizabeth Dixon 27 **Clarence Edward Green 33 *Darrel Shamarr Green 37 **Brandon D’Morris King 27 *Derrold Glen Hunt 26 **Andrea Deshawn Boyd 28 ***Makayla Ynette Young 20 **Barry Wayne King 23 **Jaylon Samuels 21 *Albert Urcelo Llanez 48 *Maedella Adama Brignanc 42 *V arrick Jafate McDonald 46 *Kimberly Nicole Phillips 37 *Sharla Ann Mitchell 30 ***Megan Michelle Blackwood 29 ***Brittany Tra Lea McDonald 24 *Derrick Deondre Price 33 *Jason Mims 28 *Shambernyka L. Montgomery 23 *Tamika Lashell Ray 24 ***Kion Dequann Spears 20 *Zandra Beshaw 28 ***Patrice Michelle Berry 42 ***Izaihll Jerome Jackson 30 *Robert Winszel McAfee 22 *Nathan Darnell McDowell 24 *Dorothy Norris 61 *Randon Sean Prince 25 **Jade Danielle Roberts 19 **Raymond Glynn Sanders, Jr. 37 ***Ennis Shedwin 43 ***Kevorick Tivellua Shedwin 26 *Dashia Marie Williams 24

* arrested today ** already in custody *** fugitives

Operation Buying Pebbles defendants

Name Age *Paul Reyes Rodriguez 35 *Patrick Amalio Carrillo 26 *Roy Christopher Rodriguez 27 *Ruben Rodriguez, Jr. 30 *Nicholas Domingo Rodriguez 23 *Renato Souza Paz 31 *Ryan Frausto 29

*arrested today


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