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December 15, 2016
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Federal and State Authorities Arrest 15 in Central Texas Area Methamphetamine Distribution Ring

DEC 15 (WACO, Texas) - This morning, federal, state and local authorities arrested 15 individuals, including ringleaders Corey Jefferson and Talmage Sedberry, for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution ring operating in the Central Texas area announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Houston Division, Special Agent in Charge, Joseph M. Arabit, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division, and Temple Police Chief Floyd O. Mitchell.

A federal indictment unsealed today in Waco charges all 15 defendants with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine. The defendants are alleged to be involved in a scheme since January of this year to distribute methamphetamine throughout Bell, Coryell, McLennan, and Limestone counties.

The defendants are:

NAME                                                AGE               RESIDENCE                        AMOUNT STATUTORY MAX PENALTY

Corey Damont Jefferson                     39                    Temple                                    more than 500 grams 10 years to life imprisonment
Talmage Curry Sedberry                     34                    Waco                                       more than 500 grams 10 years to life imprisonment
Elgin Rayton Campbell                       30                    Mexia                                      more than 500 grams 10 years to life imprisonment
Cesar Alfred Cazares-Rodriguez        30                    Dallas                                      more than 500 grams 10 years to life imprisonment
Martin Paul De-La-Rosa                     29                    Waco                                       more than 500 grams 10 years to life imprisonment
Leroy Wildman                                   33                    Temple                                    more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Billy Edward Sedberry                       35                    Gatesville                                more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Aaron Sedberry                                   34                    Waco                                       more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Marisela Garza                                    31                    Waco                                       more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Larry Darnell Branch                          43                    Waco                                       more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
James Edward Patterson                     30                    Waco                                       more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Juandell Laron McCorkle                   34                    Temple                                    more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Timothy Lama Jackson                       31                    Waco                                       more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Karmon Patterson                               32                    Waco                                       more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Aphtan Daniella Ochoa                      27                    Waco                                       less than 50 grams up to 20 years imprisonment

All of the defendants remain in federal custody pending detention hearings next week in Waco before United States Magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske.

This case resulted from an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Temple Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Killeen Police Department, Waco Police Department, McLennan County SO, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Marshals Service and the Mexia Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie Smith-Burris is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

An indictment is merely a charge and should not be considered as evidence of guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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