LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Monday morning marks the initial appearance before a federal judge in Lubbock for 24 people who were arrested in Hockley County during a massive drug bust.
Federal agents arrest two Hockley County sheriff's deputies and 26 other people on Friday. A Lubbock federal grand jury accuses them of running a drug ring.
Among those arrested was Hockley County Chief Deputy Gordon Bohannon. Bohannon and four other defendants went before a federal judge Friday for their initial appearance.
Bohannon faces 11 felony charges (not including a property forfeiture) including a count of "convicted felon in possession of a firearm." Bohannon has not yet been convicted but the indictment claims he helped convicted felon Bobby Froman possess firearms as part of the drug ring.
NewsChannel 11 has a crew at the Federal hearing, and we will bring you the latest on kcbd.com and the news at Noon, 5, 6, and 10.
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Click here to see the official statement from federal prosecutors including the names of all 28 defendants.