Federal And State Authorities Arrest 15 In Central Texas Area Methamphetamine Distribution Ring
WACO, Texas - This morning, federal, state and local authorities arrested 15 individuals, including ringleaders Corey Jefferson and Talmage Sedberry, for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution ring operating in the Central Texas area announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr., Drug Enforcement (DEA) Houston Division, Special Agent in Charge, Joseph M. Arabit, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division, and Temple Police Chief Floyd O. Mitchell.
A federal indictment unsealed today in Waco charges all 15 defendants with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine. The defendants are alleged to be involved in a scheme since January of this year to distribute methamphetamine throughout Bell, Coryell, McLennan, and Limestone counties.
The defendants are:
NAME AGE RESIDENCE AMOUNT STATUTORY MAX PENALTY
Corey Damont Jefferson 39 Temple more than 500 grams 10 years to life imprisonment
Talmage Curry Sedberry 34 Waco more than 500 grams 10 years to life imprisonment
Elgin Rayton Campbell 30 Mexia more than 500 grams 10 years to life imprisonment
Cesar Alfred Cazares-Rodriguez 30 Dallas more than 500 grams 10 years to life imprisonment
Martin Paul De-La-Rosa 29 Waco more than 500 grams 10 years to life imprisonment
Leroy Wildman 33 Temple more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Billy Edward Sedberry 35 Gatesville more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Aaron Sedberry 34 Waco more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Marisela Garza 31 Waco more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Larry Darnell Branch 43 Waco more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
James Edward Patterson 30 Waco more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Juandell Laron McCorkle 34 Temple more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Timothy Lama Jackson 31 Waco more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Karmon Patterson 32 Waco more than 50 grams 5-40 years imprisonment
Aphtan Daniella Ochoa 27 Waco less than 50 grams up to 20 years imprisonment
All of the defendants remain in federal custody pending detention hearings next week in Waco before United States Magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske.
This case resulted from an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Temple Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, Killeen Police Department, Waco Police Department, McLennan County SO, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Marshals Service and the Mexia Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie Smith-Burris is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
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.