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14 indicted for drugs in Stephens Co. after 2.5-year investigation

STEPHENS COUNTY, Texas - Fourteen people were indicted on drug charges this week after a 2.5-year investigation in Stephens County involving multiple law enforcement agencies.

It all started in October 2014 when the Taylor County Sheriff's Department worked with Breckenridge PD to investigate illegal game rooms in Stephens County. During that investigation, law enforcement officers were approached by suspects offering to sell drugs.

That prompted the long-term investigation that culminated in 17 indictments Wednesday morning, according to Breckenridge Police Chief Larry Mahan.

Mahan said in a news release that the city's police department had to reach out to other agencies because Breckenridge no longer has a drug task force. He said BPD worked with the 90th District Attorney's Office and the Taylor County Sheriff's Office to coordinate the investigation, allowing agents from Taylor County to work outside of the jurisdiction.

While full details weren't made available Wednesday, Mahan said the investigation spread to other parts of the state. The Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department were utilized for the expanded investigation.

Several people were already in custody in different areas across the state, but multiple people were arrested by Breckenridge police Wednesday morning. The 14th defendant's name was not released as he had not been arrested as of Wednesday.

The following people were indicted on drug charges related to the case, according to Mahan.

*- Cynthia Bridges, 55. Two counts Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance

*- Blaine Hare, 23. Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance

*- Jaime Reyes, 33. Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance

*- Todd Rodgers, 31. Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance

*- Jessica Koger, 30. Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance

*- Rhonda Allen. Two counts Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance

*- William Robert Wade, 33. Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance

*- J Santos Beltran, 29. Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance

*- Ronnie Weeaks, 25. Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance

*- Raymond Charles New, 32. Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance

*- Stetson Garner, 24. Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance

*- James Gill, 43. Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance

*- Clifford Carter, 45. Possession of a Controlled Substance


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