The U.S. Attorneys office in Beaumont announced on Tuesday afternoon that prosecutors had decided to drop all drug charges against Deandre "Drae" Limbrick, the Jasper man who was among 17 people arrested in late September of last year following an investigation into alleged illegal activities involving drugs and guns.

A motion that was filed in court asking that the charges be dismissed, stated that after further review of the case, prosecutors did not believe they had not found evidence to support their claim that Limbrick was involved in illegal activities.

At the time of the filing, Limbrick who was represented in the case by Jasper attorney Bill Morian Jr, was out of jail on bond.

Morian said following the announcement by the U.S. Attorney's office:

"This afternoon all federal drug conspiracy charges against Deandre Limbrick filed by the U.S. Attorney's office in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Beaumont Division, were dismissed.

Throughout this ordeal, Deandre Limbrick has steadfastly maintained his innocence. We worked hard to establish that there was no wrongdoing on his part and are thankful that he has now been cleared of these charges.

Mr. Limbrick is thankful for his friends and family who have stood by his side during this difficult time and he and his family are also very thankful for the support given to them by their church and the community."