Dozens of Andrews residents are behind bars, following an 18 month investigation. More than fifty local, state and federal agencies took part Wednesday morning in one of the largest round up of drug traffickers in Andrews history.
Andrews Police Chief Bud Jones says 39 suspects are charged in connection with 62 felony indictments related to the delivery of a controlled substance, mostly cocaine. He says the bust was the largest he has seen, in his 25 years on the job.
At least thirty arrests were made by Wednesday afternoon. "No one tried to run, no one tried to fight," Jones said. Some were already jailed on unrelated charges, while others have contacted law enforcement preparing to surrender.
The following suspects are held in the Andrews County Jail:
Charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance or simulated controlled substance:
Possession of marijuana in a drug free zone:
The following suspects are held in the Odessa Detention Center:
Charged with distribution of a controlled substance: