PALO PINTO – A sixth person has been sentenced to prison as part of a ring of seven indicted in July 2016 for first-degree felony engaging in organized criminal activity.
Lloyd Milton Sisemore III, 36, of Mineral Wells, last week pleaded guilty in the 29th State District Court to first-degree felony engaging in organized criminal activity, drawing from Judge Michael Moore a sentence of 18 years in prison, $4,000 fine and $224 court costs.
Sisemore also pleaded guilty to a felony charge of bail jumping and failure to appear, receiving a five-year prison term and another $224 court costs.
The two sentences will run concurrent.
Sisemore was among seven people authorities tied to methamphetamine distribution ring through a City-County Narcotics narcotics operation dubbed "Operation Victory."
Victor Lozano, 28, of Mineral Wells, previously received a 30-year sentence on a conviction of engaging in organized criminal activity as well as a 40-year sentence, $4,000 fine and other court costs on a conviction of distributing methamphetamine in an amount between 4-200 grams. Lozano will have to serve half of the 30-year sentence before he is parole eligible, according to prosecutors.
Christina Victoria Cruz, 35, of Mineral Wells, pleaded guilty last month to engaging in organizing in criminal activity and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. She also has to serve half of her sentence before becoming parole eligible.
Also sentenced prison to date from the same drug sting are Gilberto Perez Guerra, 10 years; Charles Henry Ragsdale, 10 years; and Jeffrey Boyd Evans, 15 years, all for engaging in organized criminal activity. All were connected to participating with Lozano in the trafficking of meth, according to their indictments.
A narcotics case of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance: methamphetamine 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams against Korey Anthony Pickering is still pending from the drug sting.