DPS Arrests 26 in Young County Drug Investigation

Published 04/30 2014 03:36PM

Updated 04/30 2014 03:48PM

WICHITA FALLS, TX – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) on Tuesday arrested 26 suspects allegedly involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in connection with a 20-month investigation in Young County.

The investigation, led by the DPS Criminal Investigations Division (CID), began in August 2012. On March 8, 2014, a Young County grand jury indicted 30 defendants for engaging in organized criminal activity. Authorities continue to search for the four remaining indicted defendants.

CID agents, assisted by other agencies, searched three properties Tuesday in Young County and also seized approximately 28 grams of methamphetamine and two firearms.

Other agencies involved in the investigation include the Texas Highway Patrol, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Young County Sheriff’s Office, Jack County Sheriff’s Office, Graham Police Department, Olney Police Department, Southwest Cattle Ranger’s Association and the 90th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The arrested defendants associated with the investigation include:

Robert Aguilar, 34, Graham.
James Robert Alexander, 44, Olney.
Kimberly Ann Bailey, 44, Graham.
Jaycie Jo Burkett, 26, Graham.
Kelly Wooderson Burkett, 49, Graham.
Ralph Marcelino Castro, 28, White Settlement.
Russell Eugene Cottle, 30, Graham.
Gary Paul Cox, 42, Graham.
Donald Ray Cox, Jr., 47, Graham.
Bobby Earl Gilbert, 46, Iowa Park.
Launa Lynn Henderson, 35, Graham.
Bobby Ray Huffman, 24, Graham.
William Frank Huffman, 48, Graham.
Emily Louise Kee, 39, Newcastle.
Crystal Marie Moore, 33, Graham.
John Raymond Moore, 46, Graham.
Daphne Mueller-Segars, 47, Olney.
William Allen Myers, 37, Graham.
Jeffery Scott Palmer, 32, Olney.
Brandie Lynn Renfrow, 28, Graham.
Randall Todd Routon, 46, Newcastle.
Byron Lamar Saunders, 43, Bedford.
Chris Alan Saunders, 41, Plano.
Christopher Allen Sefcik, 30, Jacksboro.
Misty Dawn Teakell, 34, Big Spring.
Sheetiea Gale Tozer, 45, Newcastle.

(Press release from Texas Department of Public Safety)

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