19 Busted In Waco On Federal Drug Trafficking Charges
US Attorney, Waco, TX
   
 
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PAO Daryl Fields

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018


 NINETEEN (19) ARRESTED IN WACO ON FEDERAL DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGES

 Federal and state authorities have arrested 19 individuals for their alleged roles in a methamphetamine distribution operation in the Waco area, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash; Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Will Glaspy, Houston Division; FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division; Waco Police Chief Ryan Holt; and Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw.
 
A federal grand jury indictment unsealed today charges the defendants with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The defendants include:
 Name      Age Residence  Statutory Maximum Penalty

Rene Marquez Lopez    42 Waco   10 years to life imprisonment
Peter Nino     34 Waco   10 years to life imprisonment
Brandon Roy Stout    34 Waco   10 years to life imprisonment
Lloyd Ray Gatlin    44 Waco   10 years to life imprisonment **
Justin Rene Hernandez   31 Dallas   10 years to life imprisonment
Cruz Oviedo     26 Austin   10 years to life imprisonment
Kyle Anthony Baker    33 Waco   5 to 40 years imprisonment
Juli Jenice Aleman (aka Juli Jenice Garcia) 41 Waco   5 to 40 years imprisonment **
Devito Dembinsky    30 Waco   5 to 40 years imprisonment
Benito Rodriguez    37 Waco   5 to 40 years imprisonment **
Decedreon Miller    38 Waco   5 to 40 years imprisonment
Ricky Rivera     43 Waco   5 to 40 years imprisonment
Julian Rivera     39 Waco   5 to 40 years imprisonment
Shauna Gilstrap    39 Waco   5 to 40 years imprisonment
James Leroy McMillion   54 Waco   5 to 40 years imprisonment
Brent May     55 Whitney, TX  5 to 40 years imprisonment
Sandra Oviedo (aka Sandra Cardenas) 25 Austin   5 to 40 years imprisonment **
Jesus Juan Lopez    41 Waco   5 to 40 years imprisonment  
Nicholas Charles Caufield   43 Waco   5 to 40 years imprisonment
 
** Already in custody prior to today
 
Authorities allege that since January 2017, these defendants were responsible for the distribution of large amounts of methamphetamine throughout Waco and surrounding areas.   

During this investigation, authorities seized approximately nine pounds of methamphetamine.
 
All of the defendants remain in federal custody pending detention hearings expected to occur next week before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Manske in Waco.   
 
The DEA, FBI, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Waco Police Department are investigating this case.  The U.S. Marshals Service and the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office provided valuable assistance with today’s arrests. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Smith-Burris is prosecuting these cases on behalf of the Government.
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