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Five arrested after meth distribution investigation

Christopher Alvarez Christopher Alvarez
Stephanie Renee Steen Stephanie Renee Steen
Pablo Vasquez Pablo Vasquez
Gonzalo Vergara Baldovinos Gonzalo Vergara Baldovinos

Five people were arrested as a result of a Bell County Organized Crime Unit investigation into large amounts of crystal methamphetamine being distributed in the Bell County Area.

31-year-old Christopher Alvarez, Gonzalo Vergara Baldovinos, Jamie Sanchez, 31-year-old Stephanie Renee Steen, and 36-year-old Pablo Vasquez were all arrested as a result of the investigation and all have federal drug charges pending.

According to authorities, approximately 1800 grams, or 3.9 lbs., of crystal meth, about $14,000 in cash and three firearms were seized as a result of this investigation. The 1800 grams of crystal meth, is estimated to have a street value worth over $140,000.

Killeen PD, Temple PD, Texas DPS, McLennan County Sheriff's Department, United States Marshals Service, Woodway PD and Lorena PD all assisted in this investigation.

Alvarez, Steen and Vasquez are in the Bell County Jail, and Baldovinos and Sanchez are in the McLennan County Jail. They are all in custody on pending federal drug charges.

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