DPS confiscates $26,000 in drugs after Tuesday bust
Provided by Texas Department of Public Safety
The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the names of suspects arrested in a Tuesday drug bust.
Agents from the DPS Criminal Investigation Division made the arrests after an 18-month investigation into a Methamphetamine trafficking organization operating in Lubbock. DPS Agents arrested 7 individuals on warrants issued in Lubbock County for charges including: engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, multiple charges of Possession with intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Evading Arrest/Detention, Hindering Apprehension and Unlawful Possession of Firearm by a Felon.
An additional 8 people were arrested and charged earlier in the investigation and some of those will face additional charges. The arrest operations Tuesday resulted in the seizure of Marijuana from 2 locations and 1 handgun from another location. An additional suspect from Dallas was already in custody and has been federally indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.
The investigation revealed that associates of the LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA drug trafficking organization in Dallas provided Methamphetamine in multi-pound quantities to suspects in Lubbock on a monthly basis for distribution in and around the South Plains. DPS Agents seized approximately 250 grams of Methamphetamine worth over $19,000; 1.4 pounds of Marijuana from an indoor grow operation worth over $7,000, and seized 2 handguns during the investigation.
Officers from the Lubbock County Sheriff's Department, Lubbock Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives assisted in various stages of this investigation.
Clifton S. Payne 40 year old white male 01/19/1971
Charles C. Pruitt 34 year old white male 10/21/1977
Janice St. James 58 year old white female 7/10/1952
Clayton V. Keen 28 year old white male 9/30/1983
Shelia M. Bufe 48 year old white female 11/22/1963
Lacey D. Bedwill 32 year old white female 5/20/1979
Amber R. Scarbrough 27 year old white female 2/27/1984
Douglas A. Roberts 44 year old white male 1/26/1967
Arrested earlier this year:
Frank Hernandez 47 Hispanic male- arrested in Dallas has been indicted in Federal court
Daniel Crisp 32 year old white male- arrest in Lubbock 9/19/1974
Tanji D. Young 32 year old white female- arrested in Lubbock 8/2/1979
Quinn C. Smith 31 year old white male-arrested in Lubbock 10/5/1978
Perry M. Churchwell 54 year old white male-arrested in Lubbock 5/7/1957
Julie A. Dewbre 36 year old white female-arrested in Lubbock 10/27/1975
Jody W. Haywood 36 year old white male-arrested in Lubbock 4/19/1975
Jordon M. Free 38 year old white male- arrested in Lubbock 5/10/1985