A local, state and federal drug investigation has resulted in 15 people being charged with the distribution of cocaine and methamphetamine in the Mansfield area.
The Tri-State Task Force which is comprised of law enforcement from De Soto, Red River and Sabine parishes collaborated with FBI and DEA during the one year investigation nicknamed 'Operation Limpiar Casa.'
4 of the 15 being indicted are facing federal charges and could spend 5 to 40 years in prison if convicted. 11 others will face state charges. Authorities are still searching for Malcolm Flowers, 24, Roderick Canada, 23 and Roynell Oneall, 23, all of Mansfield. The trio is facing state charges.
The first indictment in the investigation came in September. De Soto Parish School Board member, Bartholomew Claiborne faces 14 counts of distributing cocaine. He is expected to plead guilty to one count on February, 7th.