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DPS Arrests 11 in Major Meth Bust

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A two year investigation in Texoma has landed 11 people in jail in a meth bust.

DPS tells us they arrested all 11 people in Wichita County. They're searching for eight more.

It stems from a smurfing investigation conducted by the Department of Public Safety. The Texas Highway Patrol, Wichita Falls PD, the Wichita County District Attorney's Office and the Wichita County Sheriff's office assisted in the arrests.  

The investigation began in January of 2009. 

DPS tells Newschannel 6 with that amount of the pseudoephedrine pills purchased, 3 quarters of a million dollars worth of meth could have been made.

Here's a list of the people arrested so far:

Amy Rachelle Hardesty

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3-11-75 (35)

 

Crystal Renae Gee

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1-7-83 (28)

 

Manuel Anthony Garcia

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4-12-76 (34)

 

Ricky Warren Yokley

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7-03-56 (54)

 

William Earl Strickland

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7-10-75 (35)

 

Brad Alan Roach

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11-10-66 (44)

 

Rebecca Hope Tellez

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2-5-79 (31)

 

Dallas Wade Reeves

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10-15-87(23)

 

Peyton Michelle Parkerson

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10-9-72 (38)

 

William Thomas Walker

12-2-48 (62)

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Patricia Lee Taylor

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6-5-72(38)

Newschannel 6 is working to uncover more information about the arrests and the investigation. We are speaking with DPS about the bust later today. Stay with Newschannel 6 for breaking updates.