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Western District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Federal and State Authorities Arrest 15 in Central Texas Area Methamphetamine Distribution Ring

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., 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Temple Police Department Office together with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Texas Department of Public Safety, Killeen Police Department 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.

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Updated December 27, 2016