FBI and APD Arrest 22 in an Alleged Cocaine Ring

KXAN.com on March 14, 2012 released the following:

Suspects rounded up from several area cities

Erin Cargile

AUSTIN (KXAN) – An investigation headed by the Austin Police Department and the FBI led to the arrest of 22 people in what authorities described as a major cocaine distribution ring operating in Central Texas.

The majority of those arrested are facing federal charges that carry sentences of up to life in prison, investigators said in a news conference Wednesday morning.

Police said the ring has been operating from locations in Austin, Manor, Round Rock and Killeen and was distributing as much as five kilograms of cocaine a week.

The arrests began on March 8.

Those arrested include:

  • Raymond Smith, 38
  • Noe Lopez, 33
  • Michael Bell, 36
  • Kenyetta McClain, 36
  • Kevin Edwards, 41
  • Daniel Olmos, 21
  • Vivid Kahey, 34
  • Rodney Ryan, 34
  • Dominic Rhodes, 35
  • Lee Reed, 36
  • Frederick Clark, 33
  • Andrew Reeves, 33
  • Darrient Grant, 41
  • Gary Hagler 34

Suspects whose ages were not available:

  • Luis Gonzalez
  • Mario Gonzalez
  • Vicente Sanchez
  • Bianca Garza
  • Llasmin Orzuno
  • Tyson Carter

The names of two other suspects were not available.”


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