Drug-dealing deputy leads authorities to more illegal activity

Published: Jul. 21, 2014 at 2:38 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2014 at 2:39 PM CDT
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Omar Bonifacio Bonilla, Renault Lansing Kay, Jessica Maria Bonilla, Joel Orlando Bonilla-Loya,...
Omar Bonifacio Bonilla, Renault Lansing Kay, Jessica Maria Bonilla, Joel Orlando Bonilla-Loya, Guillermo Rivera-Bonilla, Sheena Shavette Perry (Source: Gregg and Smith County Jails)

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - In July of 2013, a Smith County Sheriff's Office Deputy, Kimbrick Jones, was arrested for selling drugs out of his patrol car. That investigation lead authorities to uncover a large-scale narcotics ring and other illegal activity.

As a result of a year-long investigation,

on charges ranging from distribution of drugs to illegal horse racing. Authorities seized several vehicles, thousands of dollars, 100 acres of real estate, and a significant amount of drugs in the bust.

The FBI, DEA, DPS, and Smith County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit investigated the case. Tyler Police assisted in making the arrests. Former deputy Kimbrick Jones, who is serving a 7 year sentence for drug charges, also cooperated in the investigation.

The 6 people arrested include Omar Bonilla, 32, Renault Kay, 47, Jessica Bonilla, 31, Joel Bonilla-Loya, 36,  Sheena Perry, 31, and Guillermo Rivera-Bonilla, 58. They are being held at an East Texas jail.

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