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14 indicted on meth distribution conspiracy

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FORT WORTH, TX (KSWO) –Fourteen people, most of them from the Wichita Falls, Texas, area, have been charged in a federal indictment for their role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy.

Thirteen of them are in federal custody and one person remains in state custody. The 13 in federal custody all pleaded not guilty before a federal judge in Fort Worth. The lone individual in state custody, Cecil Hindman, will go before a judge on April 11.

The indictment alleges they were involved in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy before mid-2011 and continued up to Feb 10, 2016.

The following six people were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine:

Cleto Tarin, 50
Miguel Antonio Martinez, 31
Marcu Caldwell, 32
Hector Salvidar, 33
Bobby Frie Jr., 30
Ramondo Acuna, 31

If convicted, the statutory penalty is a minimum of five years but not more than 40 years in federal prison and a $5 million fine.

The following eight people were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine:

David Sheppard, 39
Kendra Ward, 27
Susan Williams, 28
Eric Overstreet, 27
Robert Baggott, 45
Cecil Hindman, 51
Oscar Melanson, 31
Jonathan Morris, 31

A writ has been issued to transfer Hindman from state custody to federal custody. If convicted, the statutory penalty is a maximum for 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine.

The Wichita Falls Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation.

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