Nolan County Sheriff’s Department Drug Bust Nets 13 Arrests in Sweetwater

Staff Writer

On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 several Nolan County, District and State law enforcement officers continued arrests on seven more suspected Sweetwater area drug dealers. The warrants and arrests were the result of a joint operation involving Nolan County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigation Division, Texas Department of Public Safety – Criminal Investigations Division (Abilene) and investigators with the 32nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
The latest arrests were defendants that have participated in Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity and Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, in particular methamphetamine and heroin.
“Investigators have seized over 1,000 grams of methamphetamine and 12 grams of heroin so far valued with an estimated street value of at least $62,000.” said Warren.
According to Warren, “Other arrests have been made, as a part of this ongoing operation, beginning in late September of last year. A total of thirteen (13) people have now been arrested in this series.”
Those arrested are as follows:
1. Zachary Dewayne McDonald, age 32, white male, arrested on September 19, 2018 in Sweetwater. McDonald is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.
2. Sergio Salinas, age 26, white male, arrested on November 29, 2018 at the 255-mile post on Interstate 20 in Sweetwater. Salinas is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.
3. Jose Alberto Salinas, age 20, white male, arrested on November 29, 2018 at the 255-mile post on Interstate 20 in Sweetwater. Salinas is charged with Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) – Penalty Group 1, over 200 grams, less than 400 grams, 1st Degree Felony.
4. Matthew Lee McQueen II, age 27, white male, arrested on January 8, 2019 in Sweetwater. McQueen is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.
5. Sierra Cheyann Jones, age 24, white female, arrested on January 10, 2019 in Sweetwater. Jones is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.
6. Mark Randall Murry, age 55, white male, arrested on January 10, 2019 in Sweetwater. Murry is charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity – 1st Degree Felony.
Outstanding warrants that were served on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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