Two From Friona Among 28 Charged In Massive Drug Ring

Two people from Friona are among more than two dozen charged in a massive drug trafficking ring.

31 year old Andrew Clay Hurst and 25 year old Stephanie Renee McKee are listed in a federal indictment of 28 people, including two law enforcement officers.

The indictment says the lead defendant, the leader of Aces and Eights, a motorcycle gang in Levelland, recruited people to take cash to California to buy huge amounts of methamphetamine.  It goes on to say they then took the meth back to levelland to sell for cash, firearms, sexual favors, and other things.

23 of the 28 people charged were arrested yesterday while the FBI seized computers, vehicles, narcotics, financial records, etc.

Most of the people charged are from Levelland and investigators say the ring has been operating since January of 2003.