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Drug bust nets several arrests

An early morning drug bust in Bell County made for a rude awakening for several suspected drug dealers.

For the past several months, the Bell County Sheriff’s Office has conducted an undercover investigation throughout the county.

What started as a quiet and calm Wednesday morning quickly ended with a bang.

Several suspected drug dealers learned, they would soon be behind bars

The Bell County Sheriff’s Office spent months pinpointing 22 alleged players in the prescription drug trade.

Each and every arrest puts a dent in the prescription pill epidemic and possibly protecting future generations...

Officers say fighting the prescription pill problem is an uphill battle, but they say they'll continue fighting it... one drug roundup at a time.

Below are the names and charges for the eleven suspects arrested:

Gilbert Helton - Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree
Lola Ray Knuckles - Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree
Timothy Gregory - Trafficking Controlled Substance 2nd degree
Terry W. Jones - Trafficking Controlled Substance 2nd degree
Meloney Hensley - Trafficking Controlled Substance 2nd degree
Mark Hatfield - Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree; Trafficking Controlled Substance 2nd degree
Alex Turner - Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree
Derrick Lord - Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree
Rebecca Littles - Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree
Andre Kevin Cloud - Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree
Dewayne Baker - Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st degree


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