Cocaine Ring Busted in Fort Stockton, 24 People Arrested

Photo from press conference in Fort Stockton
Photo from press conference in Fort Stockton

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

FORT STOCKTON - A big cocaine bust in Fort Stockton, two dozen people were rounded up.

If that's not bad enough, some of that dope was dealt around schools.

24 people in Fort Stockton were arrested in the cocaine trafficking ring and that includes their leader, Noe Torres Ortega.

We're told the ring was caught trying to sell five kilos of coke.

Even more troubling was that some were caught selling the drugs near Rocket Park and Fort Stockton Intermediate School.

Those suspected drug dealers face anywhere from 10 years to life in prison if convicted.

The Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Marshal's, state and local law enforcement all worked together on the sting.