Officers from the Jasper Police Department along with the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Texas Department of Public Safety began knocking on doors at 6:00 Wednesday morning with warrants in hand.

Later in the morning, Jasper District Attorney Anne Pickle announced that seventeen individuals had been taken into custody. Pickle said that  all suspects were accused of drug or gun related crimes.

A bus from the Harris County Sheriff’s Department was stationed behind Jasper Police Headquarters on South Main Street and suspects were placed into the bus after processing and later transported to a federal holding facility in Beaumont.

Pickle said those arrested included Jawan Bell, 36, Terrance Bronson, 51 Shana Brooks, 39, Curtis Brumley, 44, Crystal Carruth, 39, Alisha Cleveland, 31, Rhonda Felder, 36, Thomas Hadnot, 41 Ernest Houston, 60 Cedric Hunt, 42 Don Larkin, 46 Dominic Limbrick, 26, Jonathan Limbrick, 43, Russell Limbrick, 36, Corey McQueen, 34, James Otis Parker, 49, and James Raymond Brown, 37.

Those arrested also included Deandre "Drae" Limbrick, 44, who serves as Superintendent of the City of Jasper's Solid Waste Department.

Officers said the arrests were a result of an investigation that began in 2018 resulting in warrants and indictments. Pickle said the investigation was continuing and that others could be arrested.

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