U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas:
BEAUMONT (KYTX) – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Friday the indictment of 28 individuals operating a major drug distribution ring responsible for trafficking cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine through East Texas as well as to Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, and Oklahoma.
On June 20, 2013, a federal grand jury returned a three count superseding indictment, under seal, charging 28 individuals with conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute one or more controlled substances. On July 22, 2013, state and federal investigators began executing arrest warrants and successfully apprehended 23 of the 28 defendants. The names of those 23 were unsealed today, and include: