KILGORE — In May of 2011 the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) joined in the efforts of local law enforcement agencies, the Kilgore Police Department and the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, to bring down a methamphetamine trafficking organization.
The organization was responsible for the purchasing, selling and distribution of large quantities of crystal methamphetamine (ICE) in the Kilgore and Rusk County Areas.
In November of 2011, after an extensive investigation, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas indicted the following members of the trafficking organization:
David Christopher Wheeler, 29, of Kilgore
Raelene Dawn Ferguson, 26, of Kilgore
Bret Glynon Bates, 49, of Kilgore
Terri Rhea Young, 49, of Kilgore
Matthew Dean Willis, 24, of Kilgore
Devyn Leigh Quada, 19, of Jefferson
Harold Burgess Dickens, 41, of Mesquite
They were each indicted on the following three counts:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more that 50 grams of pure methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
All seven have been arrested on the indictments and are currently awaiting trial. Kilgore Patrol Division played a significant role in the development of the investigation.
The Kilgore Police Department maintains a zero tolerance in regards to illegal narcotics and narcotic trafficking. The Department will continue to pursue a swift and aggressive drug enforcement strategy.
We hope to send a clear message that drugs and drug dealers are not welcome in our community!
Information from Kilgore Police Department