Meth Suspect Captured

A man wanted for his connection to an East Texas meth ring has been captured near Mexico.

Efrem Gamez, 28, was caught by authorities early Saturday morning. He was pulled over near Del Rio, carrying a handgun, and a small amount of methamphetamines.

Fifteen other people were arrested last weekend, when law enforcement officers broke up a meth ring they say started in Tyler, and spread to Louisiana and Florida. It was the result of 18 months of investigation. More than four pounds of methamphetamines were seize d as well as several cars, assault rifles and more than $200,000.

Lindsay Wilcox reporting,