Waurika News Democrat

Local News

July 23, 2009

Two drug bust suspects face felony arraignment at JeffCo Courthouse

WAURIKA — Two suspects apprehended during a District 6 Drug Task Force roundup in June were in court on Tuesday, facing arraignment on federal charges.

Although the outcome of the arraignment was not available at press time, Jimmy Torrez Jr. and George Romero, both of Waurika, were brought before a district judge at Jefferson County Courthouse to be arraigned on charges that included felony distribution of a controlled substance.

Torrez, 19, and Romero, 20, were among five county residents apprehended during a multi-agency drug raid on June 26. Both had been out on bond prior to arraignment Tuesday.

Two other suspects apprehended in the rain — 57-year-old Louie Dabbs of Ryan and 51-year-old Calvin Hampton of Waurika — had also been scheduled for arraignment on Tuesday. However, last week, Dabbs and Hampton each had their arraignments rescheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 28.

Dabbs and Hampton remain out on bail until that date.

A fifth suspect in the sweep that brought together six different law enforcement, including the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the Waurika City Police Department, was still being held in a Texas jail at the start of this week.

Brady Butler, whose address is listed as southern Jefferson County, was apprehended on June 24 in Montague County, Texas.

Although charged with illegal distribution of a controlled substance and incarcerated in Montague County Jail, Butler, 23, has been fighting extradition to Oklahoma.

He was subsequently released from Montague County Jail on $20,000 bond, but since Butler has not yet reported to Jefferson County law enforcement, he is considered a fugitive from justice.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Search officially on

    Waurika’s search for a new city treasurer officially began when the City Commission and Waurika Public Works Authority Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Nancy Bluml.

    July 30, 2014

  • There are options

    Waurika Lake Master Conservancy District board members were told lake levels are continuing to drop and the drought is still not loosening its impact on the area.

    July 30, 2014

  • Water boiling continues for Ryan residents

    A boil water notice remains in effect in the Township of Ryan, as city administrators and water department personnel, and representatives of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality search for the source of E. coli virus in the water supply.

    July 30, 2014

  • New law will give county more say in utilities’ plans

    Although telephone companies have a great deal of freedom in installation of phone lines, the Oklahoma Legislature has made it possible for the state’s Boards of County Commissioners to at least have a say in the process.

    July 30, 2014

  • WDT to promote housing for disabled vets

    A primary mission of the Waurika Development Trust is to promote acquiring business and industry for the community, as well as assisting businesses and industries that already exist.

    July 30, 2014

  • City alters wood clippings policy

    In an effort to conserve time, cut expenses and generate revenue, the City of Waurika is suspending its free service of picking up piles of wood trimmings from residences.

    July 30, 2014

  • District 23 sets enrollment for all its centers

    Enrollment for the 2014-15 school year at all Waurika District 23 learning centers, is schedule for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 and Friday, Aug. 8.

    July 30, 2014

  • Waurika FFA Update

    Members of the Waurika FFA attended the Big 3 Field Days livestock judging contest that is hosted by Oklahoma State University annually at its animal science department in Stillwater.

    July 30, 2014

  • WHS alum honored for academic performance on Harding dean’s list

    Waurika resident Brady Clark, a senior at Harding University, is among more than 1,200 University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the spring 2014 semester.

    July 30, 2014

  • Josefy graduates at SWOSU

    Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy seniors were recently honored at a graduate recognition ceremony held on the Weatherford campus.

    July 30, 2014