Dallas Police Say They've Broken Up a Sizable Coke-Crack-Weed-PCP Supply Chain

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Alan Williams
Chuck's Car Wash has long been a fixture on the Morning News' 10 Drops in the Bucket campaign, the compilation of the eye-soreiest eye sores in southern Dallas that Tod Robberson drives past and tsk-tsks at.

Chuck's, which sits near the corner of Sunnyvale and Ledbetter, does seem to be a particularly seedy place, more open-air drug bazaar and loitering place for felons than a car wash -- all just a block from an elementary school. The Dallas Police Department took note, initiating a six-month long investigation through its newly formed mid-level narcotics squad.

"As the investigation progressed, detectives were able to identify not only the street dealers, but the main suppliers," according to a DPD statement. "This loose knit distribution ring fueled the drug activity and the subsequent quality of life issues which plagued the car wash and the neighboring community."

That investigation ended yesterday with a sweep through the Sunnyvale/Ledbetter neighborhood that netted 10 arrests and the seizure of eight handguns, two stolen cars, crack (28.5 g), powder cocaine (2.2 g), marijuana (1 kg), K2 (31 baggies), and PCP (45.1 g).

Eight of those arrested (Justin Veasley, 26; Ricky Crosby, 31; Frances Robinson, 42; Alan Williams, 24; Herman Jones, 59; Shakeena Cephas, 26; Cardell Wynn, 52; and Arthur Jones, 29) were charged with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance in a drug-free zone. Christopher Wilson, 28, was charged with possession of cocaine, and Billy Skinner, 43, was arrested on a theft warrant out of Tarrant County. All except Wilson are in the Dallas County Jail with bonds ranging from $5,000 to $100,000.

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Justin Veasley
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Ricky Crosby
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Frances Robinson
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Herman Jones
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Shakeena Cephas
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Cardell Wynn
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Billy Skinner

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itchy
itchy

shakeena is kinda hot

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

Oh man, I'll finally get my car back!

James080
James080 topcommenter

What ever you may think of the quantity of drugs involved, or whether this "low level" bust accomplished anything, or whether proximity to a school should be an enhancement, I would venture that separating these strung-out junkies from eight handguns was definitely a community upgrade.

CraigT42
CraigT42

all those drugs together would have fit in a large purse or a small backpack, with room left over for your wallet and keys.  Not exactly a huge bust.

elpinchederelicto
elpinchederelicto

I went up to this girl, she said, Hi, my name is Sheena I thought she'd be good to go with a little Funky Cold Medina She said, I'd like a drink, I said, Ehm - ok, I'll go get it Then a couple sips she cold licked her lips, and I knew that she was with it So I took her to my crib, and everything went well as planned But when she got undressed, it was a big old mess, Sheena was a man So I threw him out, I don't fool around with no Oscar Meyer wiener You must be sure that the girl is pure for the Funky Cold Medina

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

I dunno.  I just googled this street corner and Chuck's doesn't look any more like an eyesore than the Dominoes next door, or the Williams Chicken across the street.  In fact, it looks like "Any Intersection, USA".

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Alan doesn't appear to be doing angel dust, but he obviously works a drag act somewhere.

ShaniquaMoko
ShaniquaMoko

Eric, you mock Morning News' 10 Drops in the Bucket campaign then write a story about this?

tony_jeppesen
tony_jeppesen

Frances is a woman. It it were a man his name would be Francis.  Also that was Chump Change amount of drugs they were caught with.  Really this was about nothing

ObserverHatesFacts
ObserverHatesFacts

This does not appear to be a very diverse organization. What is their diversity policy? 

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

what's up with Francis and that Band Aid.  He doesn't look good.  I'm guessing he was the crack sampler, look how big his head looks relative to the rest of him. 

 

What's a "drug free zone' or more importantly where are the non-drug free zones?

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

@RTGolden1 RT, you may not want it back. I you do get it, make sure there is not any contraband under the seat.

CraigT42
CraigT42

 @James080 

No it wasn't.

1.  They would just have used the guns on each other or rival criminals.  If you truly find them to be as worthless as your words sound then you obviously would not view that as a loss.

2.  they can replace the handguns as fast, if not faster than they can make bail.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

 @elpinchederelicto Holly came from Miami, FLA; hitch hiked her way across the USA;  a hustle here and a hustle there, New York City is the place where they say, "Hey, Babe.  Take a walk on the wild side."  They say, "Hey, Joe.  Take a walk on the wild side."  [And the colored girls go, "Doot-doo-doot, doo-doot, doot-doo-doot, doot-doo-doot-doot dooooo...."]

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

China Wok and Sharree's Beauty Supplies and Wigs look fairly respectable.

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

@tony_jeppesen And a six month investigation to busy a crew operating in broad daylight? Why are we still fighting a war that is long lost?

Mervis
Mervis

@scottindallas Francis looks like a woman.

choderus
choderus

 @scottindallas A drug-free zone is a crock of $hlT concept thought up by Law Enforcement in order to charge & sentence a crime more severely.  It's anything within 1000 feet of a school, the theory being since you were so close in proximity you surely must have been dealing drugs to school children, even though this is virtually never the case.

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

@choderus @scottindallas This proximity law seems vague. Who knows where all the schools are. They should paint markers at the 1000 ft points. That way the kids will know if it is safe.

tony_jeppesen
tony_jeppesen

 @choderus  @scottindallas

 agreed, when is a person not within a thousand feet?   just the law trying to make it look like all drug dealers deal to school kids,.  I know better than that, they deal to peo[ple who got money. 

killem
killem

Drug dealers!  One bullet to their fuc*ing brain works for me.

HankHill
HankHill

 @choderus  @scottindallas The thought is that we don't need kids walking home around dope dealing. Can't you think straight, crack-headed fool?

Daniel
Daniel

 @killem That includes Justin McHonkeygills, the guy who sells quarter ounces of pot to his college buddies, too, right? Bullet. Right in his fucking brain. Right? 

 

 

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

 @choderus  @HankHill  @scottindallas Although I won't disagree with your premise that the Drug-free zones needlessly amp up the penalties, they're not 'trumping up charges'.  Dealing, possessing, and doing illegal drugs is..... wait for it....... Illegal!  No need to trump up the charge, it's right there in the penal code.

Now, one can make the argument that drugs shouldn't be illegal, but that is an entirely different topic.

choderus
choderus

 @HankHill  @scottindallas Please!  You think that's the thought behind it?  Trumping up charges and penalties without working for it - that's the sole reason it was made a law...so the cops wouldn't have to work so hard for their return.

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