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22 Alleged Drug Traffickers Charged in Wichita Falls

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas

Twenty-two alleged drug dealers in Wichita Falls, Texas have been federally charged, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Leigha Simonton.

Sixteen of the 22 defendants were arrested during a takedown on Thursday that included the use of multiple tactical units, including SWAT teams from five FBI divisions, the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), the Texas Department of Public Safety Special Response Teams, the U.S. Marshals, and the Wichita Falls Police Department. Six defendants had been previously taken into custody.

Twenty-one of the 22 defendants were charged via criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances:

  • Dywane Cecil Graham, aka “D”
  • Dmetrius Lakeith Brooks, aka “D Blocc”
  • Dominique Equincy Hall, aka “Playa D”
  • Nicholas Bryan Darcus, aka “Locc D”
  • Brandy Lynn Flowers, aka Brandy Mason
  • Jaryd Blake Howard
  • Jewel Wayne Fletcher, Sr., aka “Goofi”
  • Sarah Leann Parker, aka Sarah Davis
  • Robert “Bobby” Lee Collins
  • Madeline Josephine Stephens, aka Madeline Kearney
  • Elisha Earl Johnson, aka “Cash”
  • Samuel Conta Manuel, aka “Butterman”
  • Kiesha Tanga Wyatt, aka “Tanga”
  • Shedrick “Sed” Cortez Cyrus
  • Robert Thomas Bustamante
  • Kenzie June Lozano
  • William Lee Freeman, aka “Ghost”
  • Jack Bishop Cline
  • Dwight Albert Simpson, aka “Tray”
  • Jimmie Scott Williams, aka “Motorcycle Man”
  • Stanley Wayne Britt

The 22nd defendant, Ujamaa Jelani Rashaun Ballard, was charged in a sperate criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

According to the 21-defendant criminal complaint, the investigation began in March 2023, when law enforcement learned from confidential informants that Dwayne Graham and Dmetrius Brooks – both associated with the notoriously violent Crips street gang – were operating a methamphetamine distribution ring in Wichita Falls, Vernon, and its environs.

Over the ensuing months, law enforcement deployed several confidential sources to make multiple drug buys, which were video and audio recorded. They also searched several suspects’ vehicles and residences, where they recovered copious amounts of methamphetamine and numerous firearms. On one occasion, a defendant led police on a 9.5- mile pursuit, tossing a Ziploc baggie full of meth out his window as he sped off.

To date, law enforcement has recovered 7,229.46 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 719 grams of powder cocaine, approximately 55 grams of crack cocaine, approximately 49.75 grams of powdered fentanyl, approximately 2,197 counterfeit Percocet pills laced with fentanyl, and nine firearms in the course of the investigation.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation of wrongdoing, not evidence. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

If convicted, they each face a minimum of 10 years and up life in federal prison.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Dallas Field Office - Wichita Falls Resident Agency, the Wichita Falls Police Department, the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Texas Department of Public Safety conducted the investigation with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s South Central Lab. Valuable assistance was also provided by Wichita County District Attorney’s Office Drug Enforcement Division, Wilbarger County District Attorney’s Office, Vernon Police Department, Crowell Police Department, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Montes is prosecuting the case.


Erin Dooley
Press Officer

Updated May 20, 2024

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