7th Federal Arrest In Suspected Drug Ring

A seventh person is in custody in connection with a drug distribution conspiracy in Vernon.

Wilbarger County DA Staley Heatly confirms 24-year-old Lorenzo Urista was arrested on federal drug warrants. He joins six others arrested earlier this week. Those six were indicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine as well as distribution of cocaine and or meth. The arrests are the result of investigative efforts of numerous law enforcement organizations including the Vernon and Wichita Falls Police Departments.