Another name has been added to the list in connection to the March narcotics investigation that led to 43 arrests in Dodge City, Bucklin and Ford.
Beronica K. Torres, 34, has been charged with distribution of methamphetamine of a quantity of at least 3.5 grams but less than 100 grams, a severity level 2 drug felony and unlawful distribution of controlled substances using a communications facility, a severity level 8 non-drug felony.
"The penalty range on a distribution of methamphetamine charge of that level is from 92 months to 144 months in prison and up to a $500,000 fine," said Assistant Ford County Attorney Ricardo Leal. "The penalty range on an unlawful distribution of controlled substances using a communications facility charge is from seven months to 23 months in prison and up to a $100,000 fine."
The arrest comes from an investigation done by members of the Ford County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Dodge City Police Department, and Ford County Attorney's Office.
The March 1 arrests of more than 43 people, is one of the biggest drug arrests in Ford County history where large quantities of methamphetamine were seized along with small amounts of marijuana and weapons.
According to Ford County Sheriff Bill Carr, there are one to two more arrests being sought after in connection with the narcotics investigation.
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