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The U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted and obtained prison sentences against three people involved in a major methamphetamine distribution conspiracy ring in Wichita Falls, Texas Friday, April 12, according to an article Saturday, April 13, in the Wichita Falls Times Record News newspaper and a press release from the federal prosecutor’s office.

Cleveland Wilson, 52, was sentenced to 160 months in federal prison after he pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to manufacture methamphetamine, according to the press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

 

Wichita Falls Police Manuel Borrego.......pictured with wife Laura Borrego, the chief has established great record of working with U.S. Attorney's Office on drug cases in Wichita Falls.

Wichita Falls Police Manuel Borrego…….pictured with wife Laura Borrego, the chief has established great record of working with U.S. Attorney’s Office on drug cases in Wichita Falls.
 
 

U.S. Attorney Mary F. Walters was in charge of the cases which were investigated by the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Wichita Falls Police Department.

In his case, Wichita Falls resident Wilson confessed that on several occasions between August 2011 and August 2012, he manufactured, or cooked, anhydrous methamphetamine for Steve Ysasaga.

Ysasaga and Wilson worked together in the conspiracy. Ysasaga supplied the pseudoephedrine tablets, and Wilson obtained the other ingredients for the manufacture of methamphetamine.

William Corey Peeler, 33, was also prosecuted by Ms. Walter’s office as part of the meth conspiracy. Peeler pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to possess with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

Peeler admitted that many times between August 2011 and September 2012 he sold meth to Steve Ysasaga who then provided it to customers throughout the Wichita Falls area.

Peeler said that Ysasaga brought 9 ounces of methamphetamine, a digital scale and small plastic bags to Peeler’s apartment where Ysasaga weighed and then repackaged it.

Ysasaga also paid Peeler a gram of meth for allowing him to borrow his apartment. Peeler also laid out more of the anatomy of the conspiracy. He revealed that he went with Ysasaga to help him in collecting drug debts by intimidating those in debt. The details of the intimidation were not disclosed.

Nancy Arlene Freeman, 39, was the third person sentenced to prison in the Graham Purcell Federal Building on Lamar Street in Wichita Falls yesterday as part of the major drug organization.

Wichita Falls Police Department officers stopped Freeman’s vehicle in a parking lot and a canine detected narcotics in a backpack that she had placed in the backseat. Following a search of the backpack, officers located 10 small plastic bags containing methamphetamine and two digital scales. She confessed she possessed the narcotics for purposes of sale after her May 8, 2012 arrest in Wichita Falls.

This major investigation and the successful prosecution of these drug merchants is an example of how well the Wichita Falls police and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are working together to battle narcotics forces which are at work in this city.

 

 

 

 

http://www.examiner.com/article/u-s-attorney-prosecutes-major-drug-cases-wichita-falls

 

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