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June 26, 2014

Dozen indicted for meth distribution

WEATHERFORD — A Parker County grand jury last week indicted a dozen men and women accused of distributing methamphetamine in the Parker County area on organized crime charges. 

Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators told the Democrat in March that they believe Robert Rene Hardin, 52, and Kari Michell Williams, 32, who were in a dating relationship, were purchasing up to an ounce and a half of methamphetamine from Troy Dean Delamar, 45, of Fort Worth, two or three times a week at times, and selling it to other suspects who distributed it, as well.

“There was a continuous stream of drugs and money being used and distributed across Palo Pinto and Tarrant counties with the majority of the suspects switching residences within Parker County in apparent attempts to evade investigators,” SCU Commander Lt. Mike Camp said in March. “They used the profits from their methamphetamine distribution operation and reinvested it into their circle of further narcotics supplies and transactions.”

The investigation began when SCU received an anonymous tip regarding drugs being sold at a residence in the 4000 block of River View Court near Weatherford in early October, according to an investigator’s affidavit. 

Investigators seized several ounces of methamphetamine during the investigation, as well as some cash and a vehicle.

Investigators reportedly recovered suspected methamphetamine during a search of the home on River View Court, as well as at two homes in Weatherford and during several traffic stops in Parker County. 

The suspects implicated themselves to SCU investigators, saying they “pooled” their money together in order to initiate their narcotics operation, according to a media release.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler and Weatherford Police Chief Mike Manning said the Special Crimes Unit investigators did an outstanding job of taking a seemingly small tip and developing leads to conduct their investigation.

All 12 were arrested prior to their indictment by the grand jury. 

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