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Associated Press, Published October 11 2013

16 people detained in Bakken Oil Patch drug crackdown

Law-enforcement agencies in Montana and North Dakota have teamed up to crack down on drug trafficking in the Bakken oil patch. Sixteen people are being detained on allegations they participated in trafficking rings, according to the investigation unveiled Friday. They are:

- Jennie Lynn Britt, 33, Sidney, Mont. Charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.

— Lloyd Leon Westervelt, 37, Big Timber, Mont. Charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.

— Kara Dawn Evans, 33, Big Timber. Charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.

— Robert John Ferrell, 51, Fairview, Mont. Charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.

— Robert Ferrell Armstrong, 49, Moses Lake, Wash. Charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.

— Jaime Alberto Garza, 42, Othello, Wash. Charged with conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

— Kyle Edward Lester, 25, Sidney, Mont. Charged with conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute and to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

— Keith Edward Lester, 44, Sidney. Charged with conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

— Sean Michael Vaira, 30, Billings, Mont. Charged with conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute , and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

— Enrique Lopez Solano, 40, Warden, Wash. Charged with conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

— Marco Antonio Morales-Roa, 28, Fairview, Mont. Detained on complaint of re-entry of a removed alien.

— Samuel Davis Everson III, 47, Fairview, Mont. Charged with conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.

— Lynn Marie Starr, age unavailable, Parshall, N.D. Charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.

— Anthony Alan Starr, age unavailable, Parshall, N.D. Charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

— Blue Sky Starr, age unavailable, New Town, N.D. Charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.

— Chadwick Leo Cummings, age unavailable, New Town, N.D. Charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and distribution of heroin.

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