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February 5, 2013

Task force nabs 11 suspected Cherokee County meth traffickers in early morning raid

Alleged 'high end dope dealers' face possible life sentences

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TYLER —

Those named in the indictment include Javier Colmenero Loyola, 46; James Franklin Carpenter, 59; Bobby Joe Whiteley, 42; Brandon Wesley Kimble, 28; Christopher Trent O'Neal, 27; Toby Hill Coslett, aka "Crazy," 41; Jeffrey Rainey, AKA "Pee Wee," 49; Stile Parker Denton, 48; Morris Edward Stone, 43; James Adrien Craig, AKA "Ace," 37; and Christine Marie Hamer, 35, all according to a news release from the United States Department of Justice.

Law enforcement officials spent the morning bagging and tagging the numerous weapons, rounds of ammunition and cash seized during the raid in a room at the Jacksonville Police Department.

It's an ongoing process, the police chief said.

"This is our third operation in the past two years and thus far we have indicted and arrested over 35 suspects and charged them all in federal court in Tyler," Reece said. "Today's raid had over 100 officers involved from a variety of federal, state and local agencies. They took down a very large methamphetamine ring that was dealing drugs in both Cherokee and Anderson counties."

FBI Special Agent Chambers (first name withheld by request) characterized the bust as "extremely successful" — especially in light of the excellent cooperation from multiple law enforcement agencies.

Many of the suspects who were hauled into custody appeared stunned by the raid, the sheriff said with a laugh.

"Some of them were still in pajamas with that surprised look when they came in to be booked," he said.

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