Waurika News Democrat

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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.

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