Three individuals died as a result of deadly fentanyl
TEXARKANA, Texas: The Eastern District of Texas’ U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced that they arrested four Texarkana, TX men for drug trafficking and firearms violations.
A federal grand jury indicted Deablo Deshon Lewis, a/k/a Pablo Lew, 31, Michael Darnell Peacock, a/k/a Fruit, 37, Terrance Lamar Peacock, a/k/a T, 31, and Justin Marshall Owens, 40, on March 10, 2022, charging them with federal drug trafficking and firearms violations. Michael Peacock appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven Craven on March 17, 2022. Lewis appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Bryant on March 23, 2022, Owens appeared before Judge Craven on March 31, 2022, and Terrance Peacock appeared before Judge Craven on May 17, 2022.
According to the indictment, beginning in November 2018 and continuing through March 2022, Lewis, Michael Peacock, Terrance Peacock, and Owens allegedly conspired with others to distribute fentanyl, methamphetamine, U-47700, and marijuana in the Texarkana area. In addition, they reportedly carried, used, and possessed firearms in connection with their drug trafficking activities. As a result of the drugs these defendants distributed, three individuals died, and another sustained severe bodily injury. Additionally, the defendants are allegedly responsible for distributing $5 million worth of drugs.
“T” e-counterfeit oxycodone pills, sometimes known as ‘b’ues’ ‘r ‘M’0s’–’ hat were distributed in the Texarkana area contain deadly fentanyl,” “aid U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston. “I,” you, or someone you know, has experienced an opioid overdose due to taking one of these round blue pills stamped with ‘M’ ‘n one side and ‘3″ ‘n the other. Please contact the Texarkana Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116. Increasingly, we see more street drugs with deadly fentanyl added to them, killing the users. More people need to be aware of this increasing trend that can kill recreational drug users. Simply put, one pill can kill!” “If convicted, the defendants face 25 years to life in federal prison.
This prosecution is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States. They use a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.
The Texarkana, Texas, Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Texarkana, Arkansas, Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jonathan R. Hornok and D. Ryan Locker prosecuted the case.