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January 2, 2014

Grand jury delivers meth-dealing indictments


Cocaine indictment

A Parker County grand jury indicted a 26-year-old Abilene man, David Hermoso, on a charge of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, more than 200 grams, less than 400 grams.

A DPS trooper reportedly stopped the westbound vehicle going 71 mph in a 65 mph zone near the Brazos River bridge in west Parker County on May 9, 2012, and noticed the driver was breathing heavily.

The driver, Hermoso, allowed him to search his person during the traffic stop and, after the officer told him he would be receiving a warning for speeding, the officer observed the man’s neck to be pulsing, according to the officer’s statement.

Hermoso denied the trooper permission to search the vehicle so the trooper requested the Parker County K-9, which gave a positive alert, indicating the vehicle contained narcotics, according to the trooper’s account.

Officers then conducted a probable cause search and reportedly found a plastic shopping bag in the glove box with a large zip lock bag containing a large white rock and powder substance believed to be cocaine, according to the affidavit.

The substance and bag reportedly weighed about 9 ounces together, and Hermoso confessed to DPS narcotics agents, according to the trooper’s statement.

Hermoso was arrested and released on $50,000 bond the following day, according to jail records.

Others indicted Dec. 19 include:

• Kodi Carlottah Anderson, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Sadie Shea Barton, prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

• Marlene Rose Beighey, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Christina Marie Burcham, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• David Earl Burton, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Jimmy Wayne Collins, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

• Gary Lee Cummins, possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram.

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