Thirty indicted in NE Texas drug trafficking enterprise
U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Friday that 30 individuals have been identified and indicted following a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas.
Beginning on Aug. 22, 2012 and continuing through Aug. 23, 2012, a combined task force of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies began executing 30 federal arrest warrants for defendants charged in a conspiracy to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine in and around the Greenville, Texas area since 2010.
On Aug. 9, 2012, a federal grand jury returned a 6-count Indictment charging 30 individuals with conspiracy to distribute and possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
The following defendants are named in the indictment. Those in custody will make, or have made, initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Don Bush:
Jesus Maya, 22, of Dallas;
Isidro Villanueva, 34, of Kaufman, Texas;
Martin Sanchez Garcia, 35, of Greenville, Texas;
Felix Villegas, 26, of Dallas;
Luciano Villegas, 37, of Dallas;
Maria Delsocorro Rentaria, 27, of Dallas;
Renee Lynn DeLuna, 46, of Dallas;
Jennifer Leigh Hennington, 37, of Greenville;
Tanahi Guadalupe Tejeda, 22, of Grand Prairie, Texas;
Mickey Trent Reed, 26, of Lone Oak, Texas;
Regina Mae Busby, 32, of Greenville;
Jocelyn Janeen London, 35, of Greenville;
Javier Ruelas, 33, of Greenville;
Todd Allen Hammer, 37, of Greenville;
Anthony Joseph Mabe, 41, of Greenville;
Kevin Vandergiessen, 27, of Quinlan, Texas;
Mark Lee Sherrod, 28, of Quinlan;
Jeremy Paul Sattler, 27, of Quinlan;
Scott Alan Collingsworth, 51, of Royse City, Texas;
Somer Leigh Edwards, 30, of Dallas;
Steven Oneal Shepherd, Jr., 42, of Greenville;
Kelley Wayne Hewitt, 31, of Kaufman;
Jason Tyler Ellis, 41, of Rowlett, Texas;
Grady Lee Vollintine, 25, of Lone Oak, Texas;
Jason Dale Jacobs, 30, of Grand Saline, Texas;
James Edward Rowland, 56, of Quinlan;
James Brian Humphrey, 36, of Como, Texas;
Jennifer Lynn Loggins, 36, of Greenville;
James Dennis Sloan, 53, of Arp, Texas; and
Janice Wells Sloan, 52, of Arp
Jason Dale Jacobs, Javier Ruelas, Mickey Trent Reed, Steven Oneal Shepherd, and Regina Mae Busby are also charged in separate counts of possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.
If convicted of the drug conspiracy charge, the defendants face a minimum of 10 years and up to life in federal prison. If convicted on the weapons violations, those defendants face at least 5 years in federal prison. The indictment also seeks forfeiture of any property used to commit or facilitate the crimes or derived from proceeds of the conspiracy.
This case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the DEA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Greenville Police Department, the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Commerce Police Department, the Commerce A&M Police Department, the Quinlan Police Department, the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office, the Rockwall Police Department, the Wolfe City Police Department, the West Tawakoni Police Department and the Farmersville Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maureen Smith.
A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.