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Authorities Break Up Major East Texas Meth Ring

Authorities break up a major East Texas meth ring resulting in the arrests of eight people.  For two years, several agencies including the FBI, DEA and U.S. Marshal's Service have been investigating the distribution of Ice methamphetamine from Tyler to the Dallas and East Texas area.  Authorities called it Operation Thin Ice.  They say the meth ring was lead by Juan
Calderon, 40 of Tyler.  Others arrested are Salvador Urena, 62, Serafin Urena, 35, Maria Lopez, 34, Jose Vargas, 24, Jose Morales, 25, Andres Sosa, 38 and Enrique Garcia, 21 all of Tyler.  During the bust authorities seized $24,000.00 in cash, 15 firearms and about 3 1/2 pounds of meth.  Authorities say additional arrests are expected.

Molly Reuter, Reporting.


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