DEA busts suspected drug-trafficking ring in Gonzales, Texas

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by KENS 5 staff

KENS 5

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 12:17 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- Six people in Gonzales, Texas, were taken into custody Wednesday after an alleged drug-trafficking operation was busted.

The Drug Enforcement Administration is calling the investigation "Operation Come and Take It."

The organization is accused of bringing drugs from Mexico and distributing them across Texas, according to the DEA.

Federal agents seized several pounds of methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, firearms and cash.

"This group has been in operation for many years," said Gonzales Police Chief Tim Crow. "We were able to finally get into what the organization was doing and how they were operating, which resulted in where we are at today."

Among the arrested was suspected ringleader Anthony Nevejar, 27. After the bust, two other suspects reportedly turned themselves into authorities. 

The suspects were all transported to San Antonio for their initial court appearances Wednesday, according to officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office Western District of Texas.

Authorities said the suspects all face 10 years to life in prison if convicted.

Gonzales is a Texas city located in Gonzales County, about 70 miles east of San Antonio.

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