Drug Enforcement Administration

Houston

Will Glaspy, Special Agent in Charge

August 17, 2018

Contact: Wendell Campbell

Phone Number: (713) 693-3000

28 Arrested in Killeen and Waco on federal drug trafficking charges

Federal and state authorities arrested 22 individuals for their alleged roles in a narcotics distribution activities in the Waco and Killeen areas, announced Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge of the Houston Division Will Glaspy; United States Attorney John F. Bash; FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs and other law enforcement partners. 

Those arrested today, along with six others who were already in custody, are charged in two separate federal grand jury indictments unsealed in Waco.

GABRIEL LUNA, et al. INDICTMENT – W18cr259

This indictment charges nine defendants with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances including cocaine, “crack” cocaine or methamphetamine. Individuals charged in this indictment include:

Name

Gabriel Luna

Age

30

Residence

Katy, TX

Statutory Maximum Penalty

10 years to life imprisonment

Samuel Earl Smith

44

Killeen

10 years to life imprisonment

Jomar Kenyatta Bush

44

Killeen

10 years to life imprisonment

Jeffrey Ellis

33

Killeen

5-40 years imprisonment

Donovan Lafurd Ray Jacobs

25

Killeen

5-40 years imprisonment

Joshua Deanthony Bailey

29

Killeen

up to 20 years imprisonment

Derrick L. Jacques (aka “Flexx”)

41

Killeen

5-40 years imprisonment

Terrell Jefferson

32

Killeen

5-40 years imprisonment

**Leonta Odell Gladden

30

Killeen

5-40 years imprisonment

The defendants are all Gangster Disciples members, led by Derrick Jacques, or their associates. The indictment alleges that these defendants distributed narcotics in Killeen and the surrounding areas since October 2015. Defendants Luna, Smith, Bush, Ellis and Jacobs allegedly conspired to distribute methamphetamine. Defendants Luna, Smith, Jacobs and Bailey allegedly conspired to distribute cocaine. Defendants Smith, Jacques, Jefferson, and Gladden allegedly conspired to distribute “crack” cocaine.

DANIEL LOUIS LOPEZ, et al. INDICTMENT – W18cr257

This indictment charges 19 defendants with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Individuals charged in this indictment include:

Name

**Daniel Louis Lopez

Age

38

Residence

Waco

Statutory Maximum Penalty

10 years to life imprisonment

Ruben Ceja-Sanchez

31

Dallas

10 years to life imprisonment

Gary Keith Mahan, Jr.

37

McGregor, TX

10 years to life imprisonment

Michael Trinidad Carbajal

38

Waco

10 years to life imprisonment

**Amy Michelle Tedder

32

Waco

10 years to life imprisonment

Joe Victor Monzon

35

Waco

10 years to life imprisonment

**Ruben Arnold Mondragon

32

Waco

10 years to life imprisonment

Patricia Ann Navarro-Eaton

46

Waco

5 to 40 years imprisonment

Michael Martinez

47

Waco

5 to 40 years imprisonment

**Cory Allen Kussmaul

28

Waco

5 to 40 years imprisonment

Darnell O’Shea McCoy

35

Waco

5 to 40 years imprisonment

Charlotte Nicole O’Neal

33

Waco

5 to 40 years imprisonment

Augustin Ariel Camacho

36

Waco

5 to 40 years imprisonment

Daniel Alan Tummins

35

Waco

5 to 40 years imprisonment

Francisco Farias, III

55

Waco

5 to 40 years imprisonment

Magan Danielle Shuemake

29

Waco

5 to 40 years imprisonment

Polly Estes

42

Waco

up to 20 years imprisonment

Stephanie Nicole Davis

31

Midlothian, TX

up to 20 years imprisonment

**Trey Allen Cartwright

36

Waco

up to 20 years imprisonment

** Already in custody prior to today

 

 

 

Authorities allege that since May 2017, these defendants were responsible for the distribution of large amounts of methamphetamine throughout the Waco and Central Texas areas.

In addition to the arrests, these investigations have resulted in the seizure of approximately $16,000 in U.S. currency, over five pounds of methamphetamine and 22 firearms.

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, U.S. Marshals Service, Texas Department of Public Safety, Waco Police Department, Killeen Police Department and the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office investigated these cases. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark Frazier, Christopher Blanton and Stephanie Smith-Burris are prosecuting these cases on behalf of the government.

The principal mission of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering operations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

It is important to note that 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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