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Alto man, Houston man plead guilty to federal coke charges

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Donald Dixon (Source: Angelina County Jail) Donald Dixon (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Elmore Thacker (Source: Angelina County Jail) Elmore Thacker (Source: Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

An Alto man and Houston man have pleaded guilty in their part of an 11-member cocaine trafficking ring out of Nacogdoches County.

Donald "Black" Dixon, of Houston, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, and Elmore Thacker, of Alto, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime. Both entered their pleas on Sept. 6.

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 "Black" Dixon, of Houston: pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute in September. Faces minimum sentence of 10 years.

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: pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute. 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: pleaded 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: pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. Faces five-year prison sentence.

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