The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas has announced that Federal Judge Michael Truncale has barred two Golden Triangle businesses from resuming operations after the owners were recently indicted on federal drug charges.
In a preliminary injuction hearing, federal prosecutors argued that Jake’s Fireworks and Right Price Chemicals, both in Nederland, were fronts for an alleged drug operation that distributed 1,4 butanediol, commonly referred to as “BDO”, across the country.
U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox says that Judge Truncale agreed to issue a temporary restraining order against the companies.
Arrested in a July 15th, 2020 raid at the businesses were:
Jake Ellis Daughtry, 34, of Nederland
Joseph Ellis Daughtry, 64, of Nederland
Kip William Daughtry, 46, of Vidor
Sandra Miller Daughtry, 72, of Nederland
Jordan Lee King, 31, of Nederland
Tanner John Jorgensen, 28, of Nederland
Austin Wayne Dial, 28, of Nederland
Jesse Lee Hackett, 37, of The Woodlands
A federal grand jury returned a 24-count indictment on June 3rd, 2020, charging the defendants with drug trafficking and money laundering crimes.