2 booked in Gregg County Jail on federal meth charges

2 booked in Gregg County Jail on federal meth charges
Eric Foster (left) and Burtran Smith (right) were booked in the Gregg County Jail on federal meth charges (Source: Gregg County Jail)

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Wills Point man and West Towakoni man have been arrested on allegations of a methamphetamine distribution ring.

Burtran Smith, 43, and Eric Lee Foster, 50, are two of six accused of distributing meth in the eastern and northern federal districts of Texas. Both were arrested on June 27 and booked into the Gregg County Jail.

Also arrested were Robert Jacob Jones, James Lynn Taylor, Lawrence Steven Mayo and Brettnee Jo Locke. Information on where and when they were arrested is not available.

All six are charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute meth. They are accused of starting the operation in September 2017.

Foster is also accused of having 10 different guns while dealing meth.

Both are set for jury selection on Aug. 13.

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