It was the largest number of indictments handed down in at least 20 years.
Asked about the paperwork, District Attorney Christopher Dennis said, ‘There are a lot of people in jail. We’re trying to move cases as quickly as we can.’
Most of the indictments were for possession of a controlled substance (PCS), especially methamphetamine.
‘There is plenty of meth to be found in Hockley County,î Dennis said. ‘Our officers are doing a good job of fighting it.’
Bobby Joe Gonzales, 28, of Levelland was indicted on eight charges of PCS with intent to deliver or manufacture/ delivery of a controlled substance.
Gonzales was charged with the possession of various quantities of methamphetamine in February and March.