A drug task force arrested two East Texas men and seized more than two-and-a-half kilograms of crystal methamphetamine in an investigation that lasted more than five months.
According to Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt, a task force of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies arrested Uleyses Roberts, 45, and Diijon Howard, 25, in Henderson County for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in East Texas on May 13. The task agency seized marijuana, firearms, money and approximately one-and-a-half kilograms of crystal methamphetamine.
The sheriff says that Roberts and his associates distributed narcotics in Henderson County for more than a decade, and this arrest led to the dismantling of the organization.
Two men from the Dallas area were also arrested in the pursuit of Roberts and Howard; this arrest led to the seizure of an additional kilogram of crystal methamphetamine and a handgun in Kaufman County.
"Working cases like this is the reason why the Henderson County Sheriff's Office joined the DEA Task Force in Tyler, Texas," said Sheriff Nutt. "It brings more resources to Henderson County to help with these types of investigations."
The task force was comprised of DEA Special Agents and officers from the Gregg, Henderson, Smith and Upshur County Sheriff's Office as well as the Henderson and Kilgore Police Department. Other participating agencies included the Henderson County District Attorney's Office and the Athens Police Department.
The investigation was initiated by Henderson County Sheriff's Office Narcotic Investigators, and the task force was spearheaded by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Tyler Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by the Assistant United States Attorney's Office in Tyler.
Thursday, September 11 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-09-11 09:21:40 GMT
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