(WICHITA FALLS, TX) - Several local and federal law enforcement officials came together for a press conference in Wichita Falls on Thursday.
Officials with the FBI, U.S. Attorney's Office, DPS, WFPD, WCSO, Vernon PD and the Hardeman Co. District Attorney's office were at the U.S. District Court House for an indictment and criminal complaint.
U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox said two drug traffic networks operating in North Texas, including Texoma, have been dismantled.
37 suspects have been arrested in the past several days, according to Cox. Officials said 22 were arrested on Thursday morning in Wichita Falls, Vernon, Electra, Iowa Park, Abilene, Dallas, Texarkana, Horseshoe Bay, and Michigan.
One suspect was already in state custody and two are at-large. Both operations involved the distribution of methamphetamine and heroin.
A federal indictment charges 13 Wichita Falls residents in one of the two drug conspiracies. Below is a list of the suspects that have been arrested in connection with this indictment.
Lawrence Boone, 51, of Wichita Falls
Alicia Murfield, 24, of Wichita Falls
Ashleh Bowen, 22, of Wichita Falls
Charles Cheatle, 43, of Wichita Falls
Allyssa Curry, 29, of Wichita Falls
Alexis Deleon, 24, of Wichita Falls
Brandon Eustice, 32, of Wichita Falls
Michael House, 33, of Wichita Falls
Michael Mello, 49, of Wichita Falls
Justin Onstead, 23, of Wichita Falls
Jason Smith, 44, of Abilene
Timothy Tatom, 55, of Wichita Falls
25 suspects have been charged in connection with a Wichita Falls and Vernon drug conspiracy. Below is a list of the suspects that have been arrested in connection with this indictment.
Floyd Richardson, 48, of Vernon
Wayland Ballard, 51, of Vernon
Brad White, 40, of Dallas
Christopher Davis, 38, of Dallas
Virginia White, 66, of Vernon
Teasie Scott, 49, of Vernon
John Wesley, 31, of Vernon
Djuanna Newman, 32, of Vernon
Chadrick McBride, 39, of Vernon
Galvin Daniels, 33, of Vernon
Demarcus Madison, 40, of Abilene
Shelby Funk, 24, of Dallas
Christian Chavez, 34, of Wichita Falls
Adam Garcia, 49, of Vernon
Lonta Hobbs, 34, of Clarksville
Chmira Williams, 28, of Wichita Falls
Candance Rodgers, 25, of Wichita Falls
Jacinda Burris, 30, of Iowa Park
Addis Scales, 37, of Wichita Falls
Alvin Travis, 67, of Vernon
Amber Hatcher, 37, of Electra
FBI officials say the following suspects are being sought by authorities in connection with the above-mentioned indictments.
Trevor Scott, 35, of Vernon
Javaris Scott, 30, of Vernon
Officials said these men should be considered armed and dangerous. News Channel 6 streamed the press conference on our Facebook page.