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10 arrested in Tyler drug bust

10 arrested in Tyler drug bust

POSTED: Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 5:25pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 11:41pm

TYLER, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that 10 individuals have been arrested and charged with various crimes including drug trafficking, firearms violations, and counterfeiting in the Eastern District of Texas.

Seven men and three women were named in six separate indictments, which were returned by a federal grand jury on Feb. 2, 2010. The following individuals were arrested yesterday and today and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love this afternoon for initial appearances:

• Mark Alan Lackey, 34, of Tyler, is charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime;
• Christopher John Hunnicutt, 38, of Tyler, is charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine;
• Christopher Shane Disanto, 36, of Tyler, is charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine; and
• Melvin Lee Davis, 28, of Ben Wheeler, Texas, is charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine.

These defendants each face up to 40 years in federal prison if convicted.

• Shawn Scott Starnes, 34, of Tyler, is charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine;
• Valerie Lynn Boggio, 34, of Tyler, is charged with possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine;
• William Polk Vaught, 37, of Whitehouse, Texas, is charged with conspiracy to distribute and distribution of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of an unregistered firearm, and felon in possession of a firearm;
• Summar Dawn Parker, 37, of Overton, Texas, is charged with counterfeiting, possession of counterfeit currency, and passing counterfeit currency; and
• Dana Michelle Blackburn, 40, of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, is charged with counterfeiting, possession of counterfeit currency, and passing counterfeit currency.

These defendants each face up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted.

• Justin Ditmore, 25, Tyler, is charged with possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and possession of an unregistered firearm;

Ditmore faces up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted.

The indictments and arrests are the result of an investigation which began in the Fall of 2008 led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, assisted by other federal, state and local agencies including the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Enforcement, the U.S. Secret Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the East Texas HIDTA Violent Crimes Task Force, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Smith County Sheriff's Department and the Tyler Police Department. These cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Middleton.

An indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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I happen to know a Deputy US Marshal in Tyler that has a wife that has had 3 DWI's including a felony with 4 Kids in the vehicle,.DFPS has taken her kids away from her for neglectful supervision and she was even suspect in the child Molestation of her own child. She currently uses drugs and was recently found with metanol in her blood from abuse. So if your a Deputy US Marshal does that mean that you are above the Law and so is your family???

You can be a local cop in Tyler and be above the reach of justice. Just ask 2005 Officer of the year at TPD who was using his possition to prevent his son from being charged with a second count of aggravated sexual assault of a minor child. Then later flashing his badge to a trustee to gain entry to the courthouse before opening hours to slip a note to the judge under his private chambers door for his wife that was involved in a custody issue due to the molestation case.True Smith Co. Justice

yes what is it?

So, what is the rest of the story David?

Oh, how there is so much more to this story.

David, if you have more info about this I would appreciate you contact me at am1nchrist@yahoo.com
I am a parent of one of those arrested

crazy,crazy,crazy

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