Early morning drug bust puts eight in jail
POSTED: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 9:01pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 1:02pm
Gilmer, TX (KETK) — An early morning drug bust puts eight in jail on Tuesday morning.
Gilmer Police along with Kilgore Police, Drug Enforcement Administration, Texas Department of Public Safety, Upshur County Sheriff's Office, and Gregg County CODE Unit found eight federal indictments on individuals who were being investigated for an illegal narcotic investigation that had been in progress for nine months.
The suspects arrested were:
William Avery "Preacher" Griffin, 56, of Gilmer, was taken in for distribution, aiding, assisting in distributing heroin.
Lindsey Noel Rawls, 23, of Gilmer, was booked for distribution, possession, and intent to aid and distribute heroin.
Denise Stewart Driggers, 55, of Gilmer, was taken in for distribution of heroin.
Ruby Faye Cooper, 55, of Gilmer, was indicted for distribution and assisting in distributing heroin.
Paul Allen Wiggington, 55, of Gilmer, was booked for distribution of heroin.
Lidia Gail Brooks Olivares, 32, of Gilmer was indicted for distribution, possession, aiding, and assisting in distributing heroin.
Jerry Milton Bryan, 58, of Gilmer was taken in for distribution of heroin.
Officers also found firearms at the home of Lidia and Carlos Brooks.
Carlos Brooks, 45, of Gilmer was also taken to jail for possession of a firearm and tampering with identification numbers.
Gilmer Police say that there are more indictments that have been issued for other suspects but at this time their names have not been released.
We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.