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8 liner raid connected to Tuesday's drug sting

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AMARILLO- The Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed Wednesday that an eight-liner slot machine bust in Amarillo on Tuesday night is connected to Tuesday's drug sting.

Thirteen individuals were arrested Tuesday in connection with a major drug trafficking ring in Amarillo. A two year investigation by the DEA, FBI, and local authorities led to the arrests.

NewsChannel 10 got exclusive video of authorities confiscating several slot machines from a building on Adams Street in between 7th Street and 8th last night. Potter County Attorney Scott Brumley says slot machines and an undisclosed amount of cash were confiscated.

Brumley says several of the suspects arrested on drug charges in Amarillo and Dalhart Tuesday will likely face gambling charges in the coming days.

All 12 men and one female remain in custody in the Randall County Jail.

Arrested were:

36 year-old Omar Mendoza

36 year-old Sammy Augustin Galan

33 year-old Miguel Carrasco

36 year-old Conrad Nava

37 year-old Bobby Holman

32 year-old Floyd Teafatiller

34 year-old Jessie Herrera

35 year-old Joey Nicholas Vallejo

23 year-old Traci Michelle Ramos

35 year-old Curtis Gonzales

43 year-old Shannon Drell Harris

40 year-old Arcel Vega Martinez

22 year-old Thiraphong Vongprachanh

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