Drug trafficking ring bust nets 17 arrests in Cooke Co.

GAINESVILLE, Tex. (KXII) - An investigation into a drug trafficking ring operating in Cooke and Grayson counties recently resulted in the arrests of 17 people, Cooke County Sheriff Terry Gilbert said.

Gilbert said the investigation was conducted in December when investigators served search warrants at residences in Callisburg, Denison, and Gainesville.

Investigators recovered approximately 65 grams of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $6,500.00, approximately 100 grams of marijuana with an estimated street value of $2,000.00, 3 firearms, along with various drug paraphernalia including digital scales and packaging materials, Gilbert said.

"The Sheriff's Office will continue to pursue persons that would sell or buy illegal drugs," Gilbert said in a press release. "The number of individuals that work in concert to maintain a presence of these drugs in our county is shocking. Investigations will continue and more arrests are expected."

The following (17) individuals, all Cooke County residents, were arrested and booked into the Cooke County Jail:

Ronald Braden Smith (Age 30) – Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity - Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4 grams <200 grams

Kenneth James Morrell (Age 55) - Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4 grams <200 grams, Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2 >=1 gram <4 grams, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon

Jennifer Deann Venable (Age 39) – Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4 grams <200 grams

Cody Alan Coping (Age 35) - Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 < 1 gram

Mika Jon Walker (Age 25) - Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4 grams <200 grams

Shawn Ryan Brooks (Age 33 ) – Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4 grams <200 grams

Cheyenne Nicole Hughs (Age 26) - Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=1 gram <4 grams

Tyler Marie Ing (Age 30) – Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 < 1 gram, Falsification of a Drug test device

Catherine Desirae Pence (Age 32) - Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 < 1 gram, Driving with invalid license

Jordon Davis Turbeville (Age 33) - Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 < 1 gram

Daniel Wayne Turbeville (Age 63) - Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 < 1 gram

Justin Allen Langston (Age 29) - Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 >=4grams<200 grams

Rebecca Ann Jeffers (Age 44) - Possession of Marijuana <2 ounces

Ricky Harris Porter (Age 63 ) - Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon

Steven Michael Langston (Age 28) – Delivery of a Dangerous Drug

Michael Wayne Nicholson (Age 41) – Failure to Appear - Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 < 1 gram

Brittanie Deeann Glass (Age 31) – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia