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17 people arrested; crack/ cocaine, meth and ecstasy seized in undercover stings

Posted at 3:41 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 00:14:21-05

Seventeen people were arrested and crack/ cocaine, ecstasy and other illegal drugs were seized during multiple undercover operations by the Waco Police Department.

Waco PD says the Drug Enforcement Unit has conducted multiple undercover operations targeting street level dealers within the Waco community.

Fourteen people were named by the department as suspects arrested over the course of the investigations:

  • Sylvester Bradley- 4 counts of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 1
  • Vicki Allen- manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 1
  • Jamica Sandles- manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 1
  • Willis Rutledge- forgery, manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 1, 7 traffic warrants
  • Timothy Scott- 2 counts manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 1
  • Antonio Wilson, manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 1, possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1,
  • Pamela Ford- manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 1
  • Joseph Novotny- traffic warrant
  • Christopher Turner- traffic warrant
  • Tureshia McClennan- 2 traffic warrants
  • Rena Scaramucci- possession of a controlled substance, a previous warrant for an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 2 traffic warrants
  • Carolyn Courtney- possession of a controlled substance
  • LaMarcus Lewis- Theft (felony by possession)
  • Cloise Hicks- traffic warrant

Waco PD says Tuesday's efforts resulted in the seizure of crack/cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, and marijuana. In addition, a stolen firearm was also recovered.

The department says additional arrests are soon to follow.

“Despite rhetoric on the national level trying to say that narcotics offenses are victimless crimes, we continue to see violent acts committed in our community behind the narcotics trade," said Waco Police Chief Ryan Holt. "We see illegal drugs continue to tear apart families and good neighborhoods. Today’s operation comes as a direct result of our community leaders requesting something be done to stem the open air, street level drug dealing being seen in some areas. This was a multi-agency, long term investigation that included the Waco Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit, Traffic Unit, Street Crimes Unit, K-9 Unit, McLennan County Sheriff’s Office Investigators, MSO FAST Team, and members of the US Marshal Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. I want to extend special thanks to the units and agencies involved in helping make Waco a safer community.”