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July 2, 2014

Eight charged with drug trafficking

WEATHERFORD —

Eight Weatherford-area residents have been arrested and charged with drug trafficking after a several-month investigation by the Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit into an alleged methamphetamine distribution ring. 
“The proceeds from the delivery and manufacture operation enabled all of the parties to profit and also provided a means to perpetuate the manufacture or delivery operation by allowing [those involved] to reinvest a portion of these proceeds toward the purchase of additional equipment and/or supplies for the continued manufacture or delivery of methamphetamine,” investigators wrote in court documents.
Investigators were reportedly told that Johnny Lee Forsyth Jr. and Ellen May Causey were obtaining large of amounts of methamphetamine from a person in Fort Worth and, along with numerous other suspects, distributing it in the Parker County area, according to court documents.
According to a probable cause affidavit, investigators witnessed what appeared to be a possible narcotics transaction on April 19 in the parking lot of a Weatherford truck stop and arrested Causey and Forsyth after reportedly locating a methamphetamine pipe with residue. 
After towing Causey’s vehicle, investigators reportedly later located 13.5 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle. 
Forsyth admitted to possessing the methamphetamine along with Causey, distributing methamphetamine with other suspects and delivering meth to another man just prior to his arrest, according to an investigator’s statement. 
During the investigation, Summer Hardin reportedly admitted to investigators that she was delivering about a 1/4 ounce of methamphetamine two or three times a week for Causey and Forsyth, as well.  
Investigators also searched other homes and vehicles during the investigation, reportedly found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and scales. 
 
Those arrested include:
• Johnny Lee Forsyth Jr., 25, of Weatherford, whose charges include engaging in organized criminal activity, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, more than 4 grams, less than 200 grams, and possession of a controlled substance, less than a gram. Forsyth was arrested April 19 and Tuesday remained in the Parker County Jail with set bonds totaling $135,000. 

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