DETAILS: Drugs, Guns & Cash Seized in Huge Federal Drug Bust in Brady


SAN ANGELO – The San Angelo Police Department, along with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the San Antonio Division Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA,) conducted a multi-year/agency investigation which led to sixteen Federal indictments and the arrest of seven suspects for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Meth on Tuesday.  

Multiple agencies conducted an arrest operation Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 which resulted in fifteen indictments being served and the arrest of seven suspects. This arrest operation also resulted in firearms, currency, and a large amount of methamphetamine being seized from these individuals. The seven suspects were held at the Tom Green County Jail until Wednesday at which time the appeared before a Federal Magistrate.

The SAPD would like to thank the Tom Green County Jail/Sheriff’s Office, the Concho County Sheriff’s Office, the Menard County Sheriff’s Office, the Kimble County Sheriff’s Office, the McCulloch County Sheriff’s Office, and the Brady Police Department for their assistance with this operation.

It should be noted that this criminal organization was responsible for multiple pounds of methamphetamine being distributed across Eleven Counties throughout the Concho Valley.

The following individuals were arrested as the result of the arrest operation.

  • Mathew Richard Martinez, 29, of San Angelo
  • Miguel Antonio Alfaro, 22, of San Angelo
  • Devin Wayne Dale, 33, of Junction, TX
  • Jonathan Rex Phillippi, 36, of Eden, TX
  • John David Gonzales, 29, of Brady, TX
  • Britney Leann Crower, 35, of Brady, TX
  • Ashley Latreece Thackerson, 33, of Baird, TX

The following suspects, who were already in custody on unrelated charges, were served indictments for (Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine <500g) and transported to Tom Green County for their initial appearance before a Federal Magistrate.

  • Ariel Nicole Cunningham, 24, serving in the McCulloch County Jail
  • Jennifer Marie Huro, 40, serving in the McCulloch County Jail
  • Stevie Ray Duarte, 32, serving in the Havins Unit in Brownwood, TX 
  • Reynaldo Mendoza, 28, serving in the Wallace Unit Colorado City, TX
  • Joshua Keith Friar, 35, serving in McCulloch County Jail
  • Ty Taylor Thomas, 24, serving in the McCulloch County Jail
  • Daniel Orosco, 37, serving in Tom Green County Jail
  • Austin Marcine Nichols, 25, serving in Runnels County Jail

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