LEVELLAND, TX - A major meth operation has taken a big hit after federal, state and local authorities swarm a small South Plains town with arrest warrants in hand.
The multi-state sting in Texas, Arizona and California landed 23 people behind bars including two Hockley County Sheriff's Deputies and a Midland man.
The majority of those arrested are members of a motorcycle gang that is a support club of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.
The Texas part of the operation began this morning in Levelland early Friday morning. Among those arrested were 33-year-old Jamie Paul Nickell of Midland and 53-year-old Gordon Clark Bohannon who is a Hockley County deputy. Both men made their first appearances in a federal courtroom Friday. Other suspects appeared before a California judge.
The remainder of the defendants will begin making their appearances early next week in Lubbock.