13 People Charged with Being Involved in a Drug Crime Ring
A series of drug charges in Amarillo: According to a recent report, 13 people have been indicted on drug charges during a major bust of an alleged drug ring in the Texas city.
According to reports from Sept. 24, 13 people have been indicted for allegedly being involved in a drug ring. A Lubbock federal grand jury has now indicted the people for operating a methamphetamine and cocaine trafficking service, and authorities believe this group of people is connected to a Mexican group of drug traffickers. Authorities stated that this investigation took over two years and made an impact on the Gulf Cartel, which is a major drug-trafficking organization that operates around the Texas Panhandle.
Reports show that the police found around $500,000 in cash and 10.4 pounds of the drug cocaine when they raided the region on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The police also found six firearms and two pounds of methamphetamine according to their documents.
The indictment charges the defendants with conspiring to sell and distribute over 500 grams of meth and over five kilograms of cocaine in the area of Amarillo and beyond. The people arrested ranged in age between 22 and 43.
Drug charges are serious, and they can lead to jail time, community service and fines if convicted. If you're charged with possession or the sale of illegal drugs, it's important to seek legal advice from a professional who is experienced in felony drug charges.
Amarillo.com, "Authorities sieze cash, drugs, indict 13 in busting major Amarillo drug ring" Jim McBride, Sep. 24, 2013