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22 Drug Dealers in Wichita Falls Federally Charged

U.S. Attorney Leigha Simonton announced today that twenty-two alleged drug dealers in Wichita Falls, Texas, have been federally charged.

Sixteen of the suspects were arrested during a takedown operation on Thursday, which involved multiple tactical units including SWAT teams from five FBI divisions, the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), the Texas Department of Public Safety Special Response Teams, the U.S. Marshals, and the Wichita Falls Police Department. Six defendants had been previously taken into custody.

Twenty-one of the defendants face charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

The individuals charged include:

  • Dywane Cecil Graham, aka “D”
  • Dmetrius Lakeith Brooks, aka “D Blocc”
  • Dominique Equincy Hall, aka “Playa D”
  • Nicholas Bryan Darcus, aka “Locc D”
  • Brandy Lynn Flowers, aka Brandy Mason
  • Jaryd Blake Howard
  • Jewel Wayne Fletcher, Sr., aka “Goofi”
  • Sarah Leann Parker, aka Sarah Davis
  • Robert “Bobby” Lee Collins
  • Madeline Josephine Stephens, aka Madeline Kearney
  • Elisha Earl Johnson, aka “Cash”
  • Samuel Conta Manuel, aka “Butterman”
  • Kiesha Tanga Wyatt, aka “Tanga”
  • Shedrick “Sed” Cortez Cyrus
  • Robert Thomas Bustamante
  • Kenzie June Lozano
  • William Lee Freeman, aka “Ghost”
  • Jack Bishop Cline
  • Dwight Albert Simpson, aka “Tray”
  • Jimmie Scott Williams, aka “Motorcycle Man”
  • Stanley Wayne Britt

The 22nd defendant, Ujamaa Jelani Rashaun Ballard, faces separate charges in a criminal complaint related to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

The investigation, initiated in March 2023, targeted Dwayne Graham and Dmetrius Brooks, both associated with the Crips street gang, for allegedly operating a methamphetamine distribution ring in Wichita Falls, Vernon, and surrounding areas. Law enforcement utilized confidential informants to conduct multiple drug buys, which were recorded, and conducted searches of suspects’ vehicles and residences, recovering significant quantities of methamphetamine, firearms, and other illicit substances.

Authorities have seized 7,229.46 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 719 grams of powder cocaine, around 55 grams of crack cocaine, nearly 50 grams of powdered fentanyl, about 2,197 counterfeit Percocet pills laced with fentanyl, and nine firearms during the investigation.

All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If convicted, they each face a minimum of 10 years and up to life in federal prison.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Dallas Field Office - Wichita Falls Resident Agency, the Wichita Falls Police Department, the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Texas Department of Public Safety, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s South Central Lab. Additional support was provided by the Wichita County District Attorney’s Office Drug Enforcement Division, Wilbarger County District Attorney’s Office, Vernon Police Department, Crowell Police Department, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Montes is prosecuting the case.

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