HENDERSON, TX (KLTV)-
10 arrests warrants were served, and 10 arrests made early Wednesday morning in Henderson. According to the ATF, the warrants are for drug and gun charges.
Local, county, state and federal agencies were involved in the raid this morning. According to Henderson Police Chief Ronnie Walker, the raid began around 4 a.m.
Officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office say the defendants are charged in a conspiracy to distribute over 280 grams of crack cocaine in the Henderson area since September 2010.
On July 11, a federal grand jury returned a 14-count indictment charging 14 individuals with multiple counts of federal drug and firearm violations.
The following suspects were detained and will appear before a U.S. Magistrate on Wednesday:
•Deric Lamont Sheppard, aka "Big Shep," 32, of Henderson;
•Master Markeith Lacy, aka "Kiki," 36, of Henderson;
•Justin Lamark Porter, 23, of Overton, Texas;
•Ernest Vantrezes Mallard, aka "Duck," 30, of Henderson;
•Derek Lamarcus Horton, aka "Null Null," 27, of Kilgore, Texas;
•Marcus Derail Porter, aka "Blade," 30, of Henderson;
•Kail Demond Lacy, Jr, aka "KJ," 19, of Henderson;
•Randy Cameron, 52, of Henderson;
•Lattoris Dewuan Jackson, aka "Coonjack," 32, of Henderson; and
•Cornelius Marquis Murphy, aka "Papa Murphy," 21, of Henderson, Texas
Travis Lanard Porter, aka "Nard," aka "Travis Deamon," 35, of Henderson, and Johnny Ray Smith, Jr., 33, of Henderson, will appear next week before U. S. Magistrate John D. Love for their initial appearances, officials say.
If convicted on the drug conspiracy charge, officials say each suspect faces a minimum of 10 years and max of life in federal prison, along with fines up to $10 million.
If convicted on the weapons violations, officials say each suspect faces at least five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. The indictment also seeks forfeiture of property used to facilitate or derived from proceeds of the conspiracy.
The ATF, Texas DPS and Henderson Police Department are investigating. US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, ICE Homeland Security Investigations, Rusk County Sheriff's Office and Texas Department of Corrections assisted in Wednesday's raids.