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14 people arrested after Nolan Co. drug investigation

SWEETWATER, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Law enforcement officials arrested 14 people Tuesday for their alleged involvement in organized criminal activity involving drugs.

According to a news release issued by the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), 17 arrest warrants were issued and 14 co-defendants were arrested in connection to an ongoing criminal conspiracy drug investigation.

The same investigation already yielded 13 arrests in January 2019 and November 2018, according to the release.

Those arrested Tuesday are accused of engaging in organized criminal activity, a first-degree felony, involving the manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, in particular methamphetamine and heroin, the release states.

As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, 14 subjects were arrested out of the 17 warrants that were issued, as law enforcement continues to search for the other three remaining subjects.

Those arrested Tuesday are listed below and are pictured above in the following order from top left to right, along with their charges according to NCSO.

1. Chance Brooke Benson age 28, white male, arrested on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in San Angelo. Benson is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.

2. Jason Lee Cosby, age 39, white male, arrested on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Sweetwater. Cosby is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.

3. Arnulfo Delgado, age 32, white male, arrested on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Sweetwater. Delgado is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.

4. Adam Martin Garza, age 32, white male, hold placed on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 as Garza is already serving prison time in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Garza is charged now with the additional charge of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.

5. Christopher Joseph Hamm, age 29, white male, arrested on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Sweetwater. Hamm is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.

6. Jody Shane Jones, age 47, white male, arrested on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Sweetwater. Jones is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.

7. Moses Jacob Lara, age 42, white male, arrested on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Sweetwater. Lara is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.

8. Michael Alan Ledbetter, age 49, white male, arrested on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Sweetwater. Ledbetter is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.

9. Douglas James Monday, age 45, white male, arrested on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Sweetwater. Monday is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.

10. Michael David Morgan, age 51, white male, arrested on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at (ADDRESS) in Sweetwater. Morgan is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony. Morgan was also found in possession of heroin in a “drug free zone”, at the time of his arrest on the warrant, and was charged with an additional third-degree felony.

11. Francisco Javier Pena, age 29, white male, arrested on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Roscoe. Pena is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.

12. Tyler Scott Polk, age 29, white male, arrested on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in San Angelo. Polk is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.

13. Monica Rodriguez, age 28, white female, arrested on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Sweetwater. Rodriguez is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.

14. Helena Jade Tollison, age 29, white female, arrested on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Sweetwater. Tollison is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.


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