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5 plead guilty in Nacogdoches Co. federal coke case

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Five men have pleaded guilty and two more are scheduled to do the same in connection to a federal cocaine trafficking case out of Nacogdoches County.

The indictment alleges that 11 men distributed crack cocaine around Nacogdoches County, picking it up from Houston.

The indictment alleges they distributed it out of a home on the 2200 block of Beverly Street and it charges three of the defendants used firearms to conduct their business.

Seven of the defendants were arrested in May following a two-year long investigation.

Below are the defendants and the status on their cases:

Donald Dixon, of Houston: pre-trial conference scheduled for Sept. 10.

Cedrick "C" Fowler, of Nacogdoches: pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute in August. Faces minimum sentence of 10 years.

Kerry Wayne "Big Boy" Griffin, of Alto: pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute in August. Faces minimum sentence of 10 years.

Omar Paunetto, of Houston: scheduled to plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute on Sept. 4. Faces minimum sentence of 10 years.

Jose Angel Bustillos, of Houston: pre-trial conference scheduled for Sept. 10.

Michael John Pereira, of Sugar Land: pre-trial conference scheduled for Oct. 10.

Rodney "Arod" Stevenson, of Nacogdoches: pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute in August. Faces minimum sentence of 10 years.

Darius "Bs" Thorn, of Nacogdoches: pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute in August. Faces minimum sentence of 10 years.

Tremaine Smith, of Houston: scheduled to plead guilty to possession with intent to distribute.

Anthony Fowler, of Nacogdoches: pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute in August.

Elmore Thacker, of Alto: motion to continue denied. Pre-trial conference scheduled for Sept. 10.

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