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Meth, crack drug ring busted, police say

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 15:36:02-05

Investigators say they have busted a drug ring responsible for meth and crack cocaine in the Omaha metro.

Warrants were issued for 11 people as part of Operation Red Rising.

“The suspects in Operation Ride Rising are involved in the transportation, manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine and crack cocaine in the Omaha area,” the Omaha Police Department said in a statement Thursday.

Other agencies, the FBI and officers from state and local law enforcement, were involved in the investigation  which stemmed from information gathered by a bank robbery task force last year.

Police said eight suspects were arrested Thursday morning, though two suspects, Qwinton Henderson and James Jones, are still at large. One was already in custody.

Below is the full list of suspects, their criminal history and the new charges they face:

Qwinton Henderson, 23 (still at large)
Criminal History:  Burglary
Felony Warrant:  4 Counts Crack-Cocaine Delivery, 1 Count Criminal Conspiracy

James Jones, 35 (still at large)
Criminal History:  Cocaine Possession, Possession of Crack, PWID Cocaine, Operating a MV to avoid arrest, Felon Possession of Firearm
Felony Warrant:  1 Count Criminal Conspiracy

Jeremy Terrell, 27
Criminal History: Robbery, Weapon to Commit Felony, Possession Stolen Firearm, Receive Stolen Property, Felon in Possession of Firearm, CCW
Federal Warrant: One Count PWID Methamphetamine, one count PWID Cocaine

Maurice Watson, 36
Criminal History:  Receive Stolen Property, PWID Cocaine, Fugitive from Justice
Felony Warrant:  3 Counts Crack-Cocaine Delivery

Lavern Crump, 38
Criminal History:  Terroristic Threats, Forgery, Cocaine Possession, Domestic Violence, Shoplifting
Felony Warrant:  1 Count Criminal Conspiracy

Herbert Harris, 34
Criminal History:  Receive Stolen Property, Fugitive, Felon in Possession Firearm, Assault on a Police Officer, Domestic Violence
Felony Warrant:  3 Counts Crack-Cocaine Delivery

Tyrone Devers, 26
Criminal History:  Drive by Shooting, Receive Stolen Property, Domestic Violence, Terroristic Threats, PWID Marijuana
Felony Warrant:  1 Count Criminal Conspiracy

Steville Burns, 25
Criminal History:  Altering ID of Firearm, possession of firearm during drug offense
Felony Arrest:  1 Count Criminal Conspiracy

Allex Clayton, 30
Criminal History:  Receive Stolen Property, Robbery, Assault, Use of Weapon to Commit Felony
Felony Warrant:  3 Counts Crack-Cocaine Delivery

Kenneth Smith, 34
Criminal History:  PWID Marijuana, PWID Cocaine, PWID Synthetic, Sexual Assault
Felony Warrant:  1 Count Crack-Cocaine Delivery

Walter Goodwin, 30
Criminal History:  PWID Crack, PWID Cocaine, Operate MV to Avoid Arrest, Use of Firearm in Drug Offense, Burglary
Felony Warrant:  4 Counts Crack-Cocaine Delivery, 1 Count Criminal Conspiracy  

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