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Eastland County grand jury indicts 18 – including 8 Abilenians – for part in alleged drug 'crime ring'

Published On: Feb 01 2013 02:40:24 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 01 2013 04:10:00 PM CST


An Eastland County grand jury has indicted 18 people – including eight from Abilene – for engaging in organized criminal activity involving the distribution of methamphetamine.

According to a Texas Department of Public Safety news release, those indicted – as the result of a DPS criminal investigation and for their alleged involvement in the “crime ring” – were:

*- Judah Reese, Amy Chambers, Jason Fain, Timothy Gauch, Delores “Rocky” Moore, Richmond Russell, Troy Shelton and Justin White of Abilene,

*-  Johnny Rasco of Dallas,

*- Kyle Ross of Rowlett,

*- Shawn Gautney, Terry Tate, Holly Gordon, Troy Hall, Joseph “Gus” Mays and Riley Clint Marks of Coleman,

*- Steven Nottingham of Houston County, Georgia, and

*- Krystin Danae Markham of Rowlett.

In January, Mays plead guilty to a 30-year sentence for his involvement in the crime ring in the 91st District Court of Eastland County.

Additional arrests are anticipated in this ongoing investigation, the DPS release said.

The indictments were the result of a more than one year probe.