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Feds: Drug rings dismantled in North Texas, dozens charged

By RYAN TARINELLI
Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - Federal authorities say two separate drug-trafficking networks operating in North Texas have been dismantled, leading to charges against 38 people.

U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox announced the investigations Thursday and the seizure of firearms and narcotics.

She says one drug-trafficking organization operated out of Vernon and involved the distribution of methamphetamine using suppliers in Dallas and Fort Worth. Twenty-five people are charged in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. A majority of them are from either Dallas or Vernon. Authorities began investigating the drug ring in 2014.

She says the second case involved a drug-trafficking operation that moved meth and heroin to Wichita Falls from Dallas.

Thirteen people, almost all from Wichita Falls, have been charged in that case.

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