Lubbock / Other Drugs / Texas / U.S.

Cocaine, methamphetamine, firearms and cash seized in Amarillo drug bust

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Authorities say a serious blow was dealt to the Gulf Cartel, a major Mexican drug-trafficking organization, after $500,000 in cash, cocaine, methamphetamine and firearms were seized from a drug operation in the Texas Panhandle.

By Michael D.

About $500,000 in cash, cocaine, methamphetamine and firearms were seized on Monday when 13 people were arrested in suspicion of operating a major methamphetamine and cocaine trafficking ring in Amarillo. Omar “Big O” Mendoza, Miguel Carrasco, Conrad Nava, Bobby Holman, Arcel Vega Martinez, Floyd Daniel Teafatiller, Jesse Herrera Jr., Joey Nicholas Vallejo, Traci Michelle Ramos, Curtis Gonzales, Shannon Drell Harris and Thiraphong Vongphrachanh were all indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

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