by Diane Tuazon
MONAHANS - 32 people are behind bars facing a laundry list of federal drug charges, but for detectives the investigation is far from over.
After a five month investigation, Monahans police and multiple law enforcement agencies in West Texas managed to stop dozens of suspected drug dealers in their tracks. The federal charges range "From conspiracy to distributing cocaine, heroine, and crack," Asst. U.S. Attorney Jeff Parras said.
If convicted, the suspects face some stiff punishment, their sentences will reflect where the drugs were allegedly distributed.
"Some of which were done within 1,000 feet within a school and public park and public housing," Parras said.
Officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office say even with all the arrests made the investigation is still on going.
"28 of those people were arrested during round up, a handful were already in custody for other things. We're still looking for a handful more," Parras said.
Authorities say they expect to make those arrests in the near future.
The arrests include:
Federal arrest warrants have also been issued for: