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40 People Charged with Serious Federal Firearms and Drug Crimes 

Several individuals are now facing serious federal firearms and drug charges in connection with a recent sting operation. “Operation Taste the Rainbow” netted 15 arrests on September 8, 2021, but has named 40 defendants. Those charged are allegedly linked to a methamphetamine trafficking operation in the Lubbock area.   The FBI’s Dallas Field Divisions, the […]


Gang Member Responsible for Jail Riot Sentenced for Drug Crime

A gang member in the Lubbock County jail started a riot in June. A surveillance camera caught the man stomping and kicking members of a rival gang, sparking a riot. Officers were able to stop the violent activity by using pepper spray and placed the whole facility on lockdown. The man responsible for this riot pleaded […]


Suspect in Police Shooting and High-Speed Chase Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison

A Lubbock resident attempted to evade police after being pulled over by officers from the Lamesa Police Department. Law enforcement discovered that he had an active warrant for discharging a firearm and was on parole. When they shouted commands at him, he allegedly responded with gunfire before leaving the scene in an attempt to escape. According to […]


Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Target Drug Traffickers

In April 2021, law enforcement indicted 35 people for their involvement with the trafficking of methamphetamines in central Texas. After thorough investigation, the authorities believe that these defendants intended to distribute methamphetamines not only in Texas but elsewhere as well. This distribution allegedly took place between August 2019 and March 2021. The arrests stemmed from the drug busts […]


Pill Mill Scheme Results in Federal Charges  

Texas authorities are tough on drug crime. Federal officials are even tougher. A total of 46 people, including doctors and medical professionals, have been convicted of participating in an estimated $18 million “pill mill” scheme in Texas. The ringleader, a 61-year-old oncologist, faced multiple accounts of “conspiracy to dispense hydrocodone and possession with intent to […]


Heroin and Methamphetamine Confiscated in Multimillion-Dollar Drug Bust

In late August of 2020, the Dallas Morning News reported a multimillion-dollar drug bust involving a sophisticated trafficking ring of more than 20 alleged co-conspirators. According to court documents, those involved in the operation channeled millions of dollars in drug money through a local clothing store. Court records indicate that the traffickers who brought the […]


Guilty Plea Could Result In Life Sentence for Convicted Felon

Rustin Chase McKinsey shot a man in the leg on September 4, 2020, in Beaumont. The Beaumont Police Department was called to the scene and discovered Cody Guedry sitting on his front porch with a gunshot wound and a towel wrapped around his leg. The victim’s roommate told the police he woke up to arguing […]


Central Texas Drug Bust Leads to Five Arrests

 The pandemic has stifled many forms of Texas commerce, but the drug trade isn’t one of them. Multiple news outlets report that a collaborative effort by law enforcement has yielded a major drug bust, leading to the dismantling of a poly-drug distribution cell in Austin.   The bust, which included the Texas Department of Public Safety, the […]


Drug Trafficking Ring Uncovered in Central Texas

Central Texas law enforcement charged 13 people with selling counterfeit drugs laced with methamphetamine and fentanyl to college students. The alleged perpetrators are: Varun Prasad Ashley Larue Jacob Schelling Charles Zenker Brandon Carpenter Drew Zarate Benny Daneshjou Adrian Andreescu Christopher Edwards Nikit Shingari Samuel Parry Madison Scott Nolan Fogleman Many of those charged are former and […]


Former Border Patrol Agent Sentenced for Involvement in Drug Trafficking Ring

Daniel Polanco, a former Edinburg, Texas, border patrol agent, was sentenced to 166 months in prison for his involvement in a drug trafficking ring. He was one of six law enforcement officials arrested and charged with stealing marijuana and cocaine from dealers in the Rio Grande Valley and then selling them in Houston. The investigation […]