WEATHERFORD — Authorites Wednesday arrested sixteen people accused of drug trafficking in the Weatherford area.
The organized crime arrest warrants executed Wednesday bring the total number of people arrested in connection to an alleged Weatherford methamphetamine distribution ring to 31.
All 31 remained in the Parker County Jail as of Thursday morning on a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity, according to jail records. Many suspects had additional charges or warrants, as well.
Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators say those arrested conspired together to bring large quantities of methamphetamine to Parker County residents.
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.
“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 searched homes and vehicles during the several month investigation, finding methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and scales, according to court records.
Some suspects reportedly admitted to distributing methamphetamine, according to investigators.
The Parker County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is ongoing.
Those who have been arrested on the felony charge of engaging in organized criminal activity include:
• Bryan Lee Towles, 58, of Weatherford, arrested April 7.
• Johnny Lee Forsyth Jr., 25, of Weatherford, arrested April 19.
• Steve Dustin Morris, 37, of Granbury, arrested April 22.
• Brandon Larson Guice, 29, of Springtown, arrested April 24.
• Adam Michael Berreth, 31, of Weatherford, arrested May 7.
• Ellen May Causey, 27, of Weatherford, arrested May 13.
• Brett James Zeeb, 27, of Weatherford, arrested May 14.