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Several arrested in drug investigation in Hockley, Cochran counties

An investigation into a large scale drug trafficking organization in Hockley and Cochran County, Texas has resulted in federal drug distribution conspiracy charges against seven defendants who are charged in two federal indictments that were returned last week by a grand jury in Lubbock, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.
Leopoldo Herrera-Gandara, aka “Polo,” 33, of Arch, New Mexico; Raul Jose Hernandez, aka “RJ,” 35, of Morton, Texas; Johnathan Navarrette Garza, aka “Johnny,” 27, of Morton, Texas; Elias Avitia, aka “Mole,” 20, of Morton, Texas; and Arcadio Ornelas, Jr., aka “Junior,” 36, of Morton, Texas, were among those arrested and charged in the two unsealed indictments, Thursday.
Each of these defendants is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Jorge Andres Nunez-Saenz, aka “Tucan,” 51, of Levelland, Texas; and Nancy Cecilia Martinez, 37, of Levelland are each charged in a four-count indictment with one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and two counts each of distribution and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Long is in charge of the prosecution. © Copyright 2017

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