New details from indictments connected to drug raids

New details from indictments connected to drug raids

MIDLAND-ODESSA, TX (KWES) - We're learning more about the arrests made yesterday in connection to an organized drug operation.

Ten of 11 total indictments go into more detail of when the investigation started.
Twenty-eight of the defendants connected to the recent drug raids in Midland and Odessa could face up to life in prison.

All the indictments NewsWest 9 was able to get a hold of show they were filed May 23, 2016, just three days before the raids.

Thirty defendents are charged with manufacturing, delivery and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

The only person listed in connection to Midland is Dorothy Norris, also known as Dorothy Holloway, 61. She is indicted for maintaining a drug involved property.

When NewsWest 9 cameras arrived, the house was boarded up with a sign that read, "Out of business."

Court documents say the cocaine was distributed the house on the 500 block of South Carver in Midland. Norris is accused of maintaining the property since December of 2015 and could face up to 20 years in prison.

Other indictments give dates of specific drug deals, with the dealer indentified.
The first record of a drug deal dates back to 2014, the most recent deal was less than two weeks before the raid.

Some indictments show multiple drug deals, for the same defendant.

Another indictment  charges 11 people with conspiracy to posses with intent to distribute cocaine, since August 2014.
The indictment breaks down how much cocaine each defendant is accused of having. Six defendents are listed as having 5 or more kilograms. The indictment goes on to list the property recovered from these violations.

We were not able to access the 11th indictment of because it is sealed. It's unclear when that information will be available.

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