28 Arrested In Killeen and Waco on Federal Drug Trafficking Charges
This morning, federal and state authorities arrested 22 individuals for their alleged roles in a narcotics distribution activities in the Waco and Killeen areas, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash; Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Will Glaspy, Houston Division; FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs; Waco Police Chief Ryan Holt; Killeen Police Chief Charles Kimble; McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara; and Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw.
Those arrested today, along with six others who were already in custody, are charged in two separate federal grand jury indictments unsealed today in Waco.
GABRIEL LUNA, et al. INDICTMENT – W18cr259
This indictment charges nine defendants with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances including cocaine, “crack” cocaine or methamphetamine. Individuals charged in this indictment include:
Name Age Residence Statutory Maximum Penalty
Gabriel Luna 30 Katy, TX 10 years to life imprisonment
Samuel Earl Smith 44 Killeen 10 years to life imprisonment
Jomar Kenyatta Bush 44 Killeen 10 years to life imprisonment
Jeffrey Ellis 33 Killeen 5-40 years imprisonment
Donovan Lafurd Ray Jacobs 25 Killeen 5-40 years imprisonment
Joshua Deanthony Bailey 29 Killeen up to 20 years imprisonment
Derrick L. Jacques (aka “Flexx”) 41 Killeen 5-40 years imprisonment
Terrell Jefferson 32 Killeen 5-40 years imprisonment
**Leonta Odell Gladden 30 Killeen 5-40 years imprisonment
The defendants are all Gangster Disciples members, led by Derrick Jacques, or their associates. The indictment alleges that these defendants distributed narcotics in Killeen and the surrounding areas since October 2015. Defendants Luna, Smith, Bush, Ellis and Jacobs allegedly conspired to distribute methamphetamine. Defendants Luna, Smith, Jacobs and Bailey allegedly conspired to distribute cocaine. Defendants Smith, Jacques, Jefferson, and Gladden allegedly conspired to distribute “crack” cocaine.
DANIEL LOUIS LOPEZ, et al. INDICTMENT – W18cr257
This indictment charges 19 defendants with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Individuals charged in this indictment include:
Name Age Residence Statutory Maximum Penalty
**Daniel Louis Lopez 38 Waco 10 years to life imprisonment
Ruben Ceja-Sanchez 31 Dallas 10 years to life imprisonment
Gary Keith Mahan, Jr. 37 McGregor, TX 10 years to life imprisonment
Michael Trinidad Carbajal 38 Waco 10 years to life imprisonment
**Amy Michelle Tedder 32 Waco 10 years to life imprisonment
Joe Victor Monzon 35 Waco 10 years to life imprisonment
**Ruben Arnold Mondragon 32 Waco 10 years to life imprisonment
Patricia Ann Navarro-Eaton 46 Waco 5 to 40 years imprisonment
Michael Martinez 47 Waco 5 to 40 years imprisonment
**Cory Allen Kussmaul 28 Waco 5 to 40 years imprisonment
Darnell O’Shea McCoy 35 Waco 5 to 40 years imprisonment
Charlotte Nicole O’Neal 33 Waco 5 to 40 years imprisonment
Augustin Ariel Camacho 36 Waco 5 to 40 years imprisonment
Daniel Alan Tummins 35 Waco 5 to 40 years imprisonment
Francisco Farias, III 55 Waco 5 to 40 years imprisonment
Magan Danielle Shuemake 29 Waco 5 to 40 years imprisonment
Polly Estes 42 Waco up to 20 years imprisonment
Stephanie Nicole Davis 31 Midlothian, TX up to 20 years imprisonment
**Trey Allen Cartwright 36 Waco up to 20 years imprisonment
** Already in custody prior to today
Authorities allege that since May 2017, these defendants were responsible for the distribution of large amounts of methamphetamine throughout the Waco and Central Texas areas.
In addition to the arrests, these investigations have resulted in the seizure of approximately $16,000 in U.S. Currency, over five pounds of methamphetamine and 22 firearms.
All of the defendants remain in federal custody pending detention hearings expected to occur next week before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Manske in Waco.
The DEA, FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, Texas Department of Public Safety, Waco Police Department, Killeen Police Department and the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office investigated these cases. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark Frazier, Christopher Blanton and Stephanie Smith-Burris are prosecuting these cases on behalf of the Government.
The principal mission of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering operations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.
It is important to note that 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.