More arrests in ETX heroin ring - KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

More arrests in ETX heroin ring

Posted: Updated:
Cynthia Blaylock. Photo Source: Upshur County Jail. Cynthia Blaylock. Photo Source: Upshur County Jail.
GILMER, TX (KLTV) -

Two more arrests have been made in what authorities are calling a heroin ring in Gilmer.

Cynthia Blaylock Hall is charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and crack cocaine.

Dejuan Martz Cheatham is charged with distribution of heroin and aiding and abetting.

On Tuesday, after a nine-month investigation, the Gilmer Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Agency and DPS executed arrest warrants on seven individuals. They were indicted on charges for conspiracy to distribute heroin.  The indictment said all nine conspired to distribute heroin in Van Zandt, Gregg, Upshur and Dallas counties.

According to Gilmer police, the following people were indicted and arrested Tuesday:

- William Avery "Preacher" Griffin, 56, of Gilmer, was indicted for one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin, two counts of distribution of heroin and aiding and abetting, one count of possession of intent to distribute heroin and aiding and abetting.

- Lindsey Noel Rawls, 23, of Gilmer, was indicted for conspiracy to distribute heroin, one count of possession with the intent to distribute heroin and aiding and abetting.

- Denise Stewart Driggers, 55, of Gilmer, was indicted for three counts of conspiracy to distribute heroin.

- Ruby Faye Cooper, 55, of Gilmer, was indicted for one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and three counts of distribution of heroin and aiding and abetting.

- Paul Allen Wiggington, 55, of Gilmer, was man indicted for one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin, four counts of distribution of heroin.

- Lidia Gail Brooks Olivares, 32, of Gilmer, was indicted for one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin, two counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin and aiding and abetting, one count of distribution of heroin and aiding and abetting.

- Jerry Milton Bryant, 58, of Gilmer, was indicted for one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and three counts of distribution of heroin and aiding and abetting.

During the service of these warrants, officers located firearms at the home of Lidia Brooks and Carlos Brooks. Therefore, Carlos Lopez Brooks, 45, of Gilmer, was arrested and charged with  felon in possession of a firearm and tampering with identification numbers.

Powered by WorldNow

West Ferguson Street
Tyler, TX 75702

FCC Public File
publicfile@kltv.com
903-597-5588
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KLTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.