SAN ANGELO - After a lengthy investigation, investigators and agents with the San Angelo Police Department's Street Crimes Division, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a Joint Narcotics Operation on Monday Aug. 7 which resulted in the arrests of 24 suspects stemming from their role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that operated in San Angelo.

SAN ANGELO - After a lengthy investigation, investigators and agents with the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Texas Department of Public Safety conducted a Joint Narcotics Operation on Monday Aug. 7 which resulted in the arrests of 24 suspects stemming from their role in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that operated in San Angelo. Five of the suspects are gang affiliated, according to a news release from the San Angelo Police Department.

The multi-agency operation included the execution of nine search warrants and as a result investigators seized 72 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.29 pounds of cocaine, 3.6 ounces of heroin, 26 guns, 1 vehicle, and $90,000 in U.S. currency.

The defendants were prosecuted in Federal Court with the assistance of Assistant United States Attorneys Jeff Haag and Juanita Fielden. Charges against the defendants ranged from possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine over 50 grams, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime, and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Other defendants are still awaiting sentencing.

Rudolfo Ledezma Castaneda, 31.

Nancy Ann Flores, 42.

Sylvia Prado, 36.

Orlando Cardenas, 41.

Heath Sanchez, 40.

Jose Marquez, 49.

Adam Castaneda, 30.

Daniel Lombrana, 30.

Jesse Huerra, 32.

Antonio Flores, 52.

Bruno Velasquez, 33.

Joe Lopez III, 34.

Jose Montez, 38.

Shayna McCann, 26.

Louis Lavaris, 51.

Richard Jasso, 40.

Benito Martinez, 38.