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January 7, 2010

Another drug bust

<font size="3">11 people charged in latest sweep</font>

PALO PINTO – Four women and six men were arraigned Wednesday afternoon after a morning round up of Palo Pinto County residents recently indicted for dealing illegal drugs.

All are accused of delivering narcotics or marijuana during undercover buys by the City-County Narcotics Unit.

“We [arrested] everybody we had indictments for,” Palo Pinto County Sheriff Ira Mercer said. “Everybody was taken into custody without incident.”

Of the 11 people named recently named in sealed indictments from a Palo Pinto Grand Jury, one man, Sammie Walker III, was already being held in the Palo Pinto jail for possession of a controlled substance and another man, John Paul Lewis Jr., is currently being held in Eastland County on a separate charge, according to Mercer.

Augustine Meza, accused of delivering methamphetamine, reportedly turned himself in at the Mineral Wells Police Department when he heard he was wanted and Mallory Meeks, also accused of delivering methamphetamine, reportedly turned herself in at the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Jay Hutchens of CCNU said the arrests were a result of an eight-month investigation that is ongoing.

Some cases were connected to the 26 drug-related arrests in September, according to Hutchens, though they were all separate cases.

“If we haven’t already got you, we will,” Hutchens said to those continuing to sell drugs in the Mineral Wells area.

Law enforcement visited around eight houses in Mineral Wells and one in Graford during the raids, which occurred between 6:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday.

About 3 ounces of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were reportedly seized during the arrests, Mercer said.

Though CCNU worked the main investigation, they were assisted by the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Office, the Mineral Wells Police Department, Pct. 5 Constable Gary Morris, Pct. 2 Constable Marc Moon, Department of Public Safety Narcotics Service and Highway Patrol.

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