Detention Hearings Set for Suspects Involved in Drug Bust

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Detention hearings are set next week for all 32 of the suspects in a regional drug bust.

On Friday, the suspects were arrested by members of the DEA Task Force working with Kermit Police.

The more than two dozen are facing a variety of federal and state charges connected to distributing cocaine and methamphetamine.

Most of them came directly from Kermit with a few picked up in Iraan and Odessa and varying in age from 20's to 30's and at least one juvenile.

Law enforcement from Midland, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DPS, and Kermit Law Enforcement are not telling us a lot of details about the investigation itself but they did tell us where they think the suspects were selling the drugs.

More than two dozen of the suspects face federal drug trafficking charges with six facing state charges.

Prosecutors tell NewsWest 9, the federal penalty could be up to twenty years in prison.