3 charged after sheriff’s deputies, Waco police disrupt central Texas meth trafficking conspiracy

WACO, TX (KWTX) – Central Texas law enforcement officers arrested Abel Chavez, Allen Roberts and Marvin Keith for drug trafficking after a months-long operation that resulted in the seizure of nearly 40 pounds of methamphetamine, 26 ounces of marijuana , nearly $18,000 in suspected drug proceeds, a Glock pistol and an AR-15 style weapon.

The operation was carried out by members of the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office Organized Crime Unit, the Sheriff’s Office SWAT and the Waco Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit.

Sheriff Parnell McNamara said the estimated street value of the seized meth was over half a million dollars. “Almost all of our crimes are related to drug trafficking,” the sheriff said at a press conference, “I’m just proud of our officers and the work they’ve done with other agencies.”

Chavez is charged with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance (sentence group 1) over 400 grams, a first degree felony. Chavez’s bond was set at $50,000 and he walked out on June 9, 2022.

Both Roberts and Keith are charged with distributing drugs in the Bellmead area. Both were charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, a first degree felony. The men are currently being held on bonds of $250,000 each.

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