19 arrested accused of operating organized crime groups across Texoma

Top row: Anderson, Banks, Barker, Barron, Carlile, Carter. Middle row: Cavitt, Crisp, Garcia, Hightower, Jones, Kirby, Howard. Bottom row: May, Mooney, Northcutt, Purvey, Reynolds, Tate.

GAINESVILLE, Tex. (KXII) - The Cooke County Sheriff's Office has arrested 19 people accused of operating several different organized crime groups on both sides of the Red River.

Sheriff Terry Gilbert says the groups were involved in drug trafficking, weapon trafficking, and trafficking of stolen goods in Cooke, Denton, and Grayson counties, as well as Love County, Oklahoma.

Gilbert says the arrests came after an ongoing three-month long investigation by his office's drug enforcement unit.

"During the course of the investigation the groups were found to be interconnected through mutual associations of the suspects," Gilbert said. "The suspects are accused of selling methamphetamine, mushrooms and stolen weapons, with one suspect alone arrested with 263 grams of meth with a street value of $26,300.00.

Gilbert says stolen firearms and household items were recovered, as well from burglaries and thefts in the involved counties.

The Cooke County Drug Enforcement Unit was assisted by CCSO CID and Patrol Units, along with the Cooke County District Attorney’s Office, Gainesville Police Department, Texas Highway Patrol, Denton County Sheriff’s Office, Sherman Police Department, Texas Department of Family Protective Services, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Love County Sheriff’s Office and the Thackerville Police Department.

The following (19) suspects have been arrested and charged with multiple crimes. Gilbert said some have posted bail while others remain in custody.

1. Michael David Northcutt (Age: 33) – Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4grams<200 grams and Tampering with Physical Evidence
2. Brittany Gail Banks (Age:28) - Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4grams<200 grams
3. Devin Michelle Hightower (Age:32 ) - Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4grams<200 grams
4. Titishia Lucille Carlile (Age: 34) – Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2 >=4grams<400 grams, Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2 >=1gram<4 grams, Multiple FTA Class C warrants from Gainesville Police Department
5. Jonathan Edward Anderson (Age: 39) – DWLI Warrant from Cooke County SO, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
6. Carl Don Kirby (Age:40) – No Driver’s License, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
7. Mary Lajune Crisp (Age:35) - Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4grams<200 grams, Parole Violation
8. Terrius Lamar Purvey (Age:32 ) - Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4grams<200 grams, Failure to Identify Fugitive, Criminal Trespass – Bond Enhancement warrants
9. Avril Lanette Barron (Age:39) – Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4grams<200 grams, Tampering with Physical Evidence
10. Chathan Dewey Reynolds (Age: 37) - Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4g<200 grams, Cultivation of Controlled Substance from Love County, OK
11. Damon Cordell Carter (Age: 36) – Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=1gram<4 grams, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Forgery of Government Money, Resisting Search/Arrest
12. Heather Rosemead May (Age:33) - Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4g<200 grams, Parole Violation
13. Daniel Renee Garcia (Age:38) - Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4g<200 grams
14. Bryan Allen Jones (Age:34) - Abandoning / Endangering a Child, Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4grams<200 grams
15. Kristina Rae Gibson Tate (Age:28) - Abandoning / Endangering a Child, Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 <1 gram
16. Curtis Ryan Mooney (Age:32) - Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Burglary of a Habitation, Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=1gram<4 grams
17. Steven Jo Cavitt (Age:34) - Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Burglary of a Habitation, FTA Class C warrants from Gainesville PD
18. Tony Curtis Howard Jr. (Age:41) - Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Theft of a Firearm
19. Chyanne Dakota Barker (Age:24) – Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – Burglary of a Habitation

Gilbert said seven of the 19 have organized criminal gang affiliations.

It is the policy of KXII-TV not to report the names of gangs.