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Joint investigation into alleged Houston Co. meth ring results in 8 felony arrests

Brandee Arnold (Source: Houston County Jail) Brandee Arnold (Source: Houston County Jail)
Mitchell Fogle (Source: Houston County Jail) Mitchell Fogle (Source: Houston County Jail)
Daniel Howard ((Source: Houston County Jail) Daniel Howard ((Source: Houston County Jail)
Bryan Swoveland (Source: Houston County Jail) Bryan Swoveland (Source: Houston County Jail)
Pictured is meth from the Houston County drug bust. (Source: Houston County Sheriff's Office) Pictured is meth from the Houston County drug bust. (Source: Houston County Sheriff's Office)
HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Following a lengthy joint investigation into an alleged drug trafficking ring that was pushing methamphetamine into Houston County from Harris and Montgomery counties that started back in March, eight people have been arrested and charged with felony state or federal charges.

The investigation also resulted in the seizure of more than five pounds of crystal meth, three guns, and undisclosed amount cash.

According to a press release from the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation was a joint effort between the HCSO, the FBI, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Office of the Inspector General. The US Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Texas.

In all, eight arrests had been made as of May 5. The Houston County residents that have been arrested include Brandee Arnold, Mitchell Fogle, Daniel Howard, and Bryan Swoveland.

Arnold was charged with prescription drug fraud or use of identifying information. Fogle was charged with tampering with physical evidence and felony theft, and Swoveland was charged with conspiracy to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, which is a federal charge.

Howard, who was arrested in Harris County, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver less than 200 grams. He was also indicted on a federal conspiracy to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance charge.

Ramiro Camacho, a Mexican citizen, was arrested in Harris County and charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance more than 400 grams. He was also indicted on a federal conspiracy to manufacture or deliver charge.

David Mudry was arrested in Harris County and charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance and conspiracy to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, a federal charge.

Erik Rodriguez was also arrested in Harris County and charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance more than 400 grams. In addition, he was indicted on a federal conspiracy to manufacture or deliver charge.

The final suspect, Brianna Selden, was arrested in Harris County as well, and she was charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance more than 400 grams.

According to the press release, more arrests and charges may be pending.

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