More than 400 pounds of methamphetamine were recovered and 23 suspects were arrested during the course of an investigation that culminated in a warrant roundup in Young County Tuesday, April 29. A press release from the Young County Sheriff's Office said the arrests were the finale of a three year investigation into distribution and sale of methamphetamine in Young County. There were 30 arrest warrants issued for individuals who are also accused of engaging in criminal activity involving possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. Throughout the course of the investigation, the press release notes, more than 400 pounds of methamphetamine and stolen property were recovered, and more than 65 total defendants were arrested and indicted.
Agencies working the investigation included the Texas Department of Public Safety, DEA, ATF, the Young County Sheriff's Office and the 90th Judicial District Attorney's Office. Others who assisted with warrant executions Tuesday morning were Olney Police Department, Graham Police Department, Jack County Sheriff's Office and the Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
All warrants were issued under sealed-indictments by the Young County Grand Jury for the first degree felony offence of engaging in organized criminal activity, a crime that carries a sentence of 15 years to life imprisonment, according to the press release.
YCSO noted that those arrested Tuesday were Jeffery Scott Palmer, Daphne Mueller Segars and Kimberly Ann Bailey, all of Olney; Randall Todd Routon, Sheetia Gale Tozer and Emily Louise Kee, all of Newcastle; Roberto Aguilar, Gary Paul Cox, Donald Ray Cox, Bobby Ray Huffman, John Raymond Moore, Russell Eugen Cottle, Brandi Lynn Renfrow, Jayci Jo Burkett, Launa Lynn Henderson, Kelly Wooderson Burkett and William Allen Myers, all of Graham; Bobby Earl Gilbert of Iowa Park; Chris Alan Saunders of Bedford; Byron Lamar Saunders of Plano; Misty Dawn Teakell of Big Spring; Christopher Allen Selick of Jacksboro; and Ralph Marcelino Castro of White Settlement.