Drug trafficking organization dismantled in Coryell County

POSTED: Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 1:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:53am

CORYELL CO -- Sentencing is pending for five of the eight people caught dealing meth over three counties. An investigation by Coryell Sheriffs' Department lead to their arrest. Three of the eight who were distributing "large amounts" of the drug have been sentenced. 44  year-old Tina Wicker was sentenced to five years in prison. 48 year-old Cary Buth was sentenced to ten years in prison. Tommy Owens was sentenced to 19 and a half years in prison.

Sentencing is pending for Lee Ann Parker, Virginia Miller, Waylon Dyer, Barry Swarb, all from Gatesville, and Frank Butler, Jr. from Waco.

Police say between February and September 2010, all eight members of the organization were arrested. All have pleaded guilty to the charges.

Investigators from the Coryell County Sheriffs Office, Investigators of the Gatesville Police Department, agents of the Texas Department of Public Safety and Special Agents of the US Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a series of undercover operations purchasing various amounts of methamphetamine ranging from grams to ounces from several local and non-local drug dealers in an attempt to uncover and detail the organization and it’s members. The investigation revealed a network that spanned from the City of Gatesville, to the City of McGregor and on into the City of Waco, TX.

Police say between February and September 2010, all eight members of the organization were arrested. All have pleaded guilty to the charges.
 

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