Prosecutors have charged more than dozen people in a drug conspiracy involving cocaine and marijuana.
Thursday, 11 people, from Houston and Huntsville, were arrested and charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana and illegal possession of weapons:
-- Jeramy Jerome Gage, 31
-- Mark Wayne Wheeler, 42
-- Annie Mae Ball, 54
-- Jeffrey Ray Johnson, 26
-- Lawrence Perry, 33
-- Ramola Kaye Brown, 30
-- Samira Mailka Bonds, 33
-- Kenneth Ray O'Bryant, 30
-- Michael Andrew Williams, 23
-- Lloyd Glen O'Bryant, 33
-- Gregory McFadden, 31
In addition, three others were also charged but have not been arrested. Warrants are out for:
-- Herratio Hans Hedspetch, 39
-- Dennis Rogers Haynes, 53
-- Scotty Porter, 24
The arrests and charges are the result of a two-year investigation headed by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and several other law enforcement agencies. The US Attorney's Office did not go into specifics on the investigation, but said the following in a statement:
"The first indictment alleges Gage, Wheeler, Ball, Johnson, Perry and Brown conspired to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and more than 50 kilograms of marijuana since 2011. Wheeler was additionally charged with being a felon in illegal possession of a weapon. In a separate, but related case, Kenneth O'Bryant, Lloyd O'Bryant, Williams, McFadden, Hedspetch, Haynes and Porter are alleged to have conspired to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine from early 2011 until the time of the indictment."
If convicted, each suspect could get 10 years in prison and a $10 million fine. Prosecutors are seeking a $500,000 money judgment in the first indictment and a $200,000 in the second.
If you have information on Hedspetch, Haynes and Porter's whereabouts, you are urged to call the authorities.