A Carthage man indicted in a federal drug case has been arrested, jail records show.
Alex Christopher Hinton is charged alongside five other Panola County residents in the Eastern District of Texas, with federal prosecutors saying Hinton and the others distributed methamphetamine.
Hinton is charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine). He was booked into the Gregg County Jail on a U.S. Marshal detainer on Monday.
The five others indicted in the case were booked into Gregg County jail in November on U.S. Marshal detainers. They are: Lavara Geray Hinton, 38, of Beckville; Perry Cornelius Hinton, 41, of DeBerry; David Wayne Anderson, 41, of DeBerry; Devin Lee Pelzl, 41, of Carthage; and Leon Allison, 49, of Carthage.
All six are charged with conspiracy to possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), with federal officials alleging the group distributed 50 grams or more of actual meth and 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing meth beginning in August 2017.
Lavara Hinton is also charged with 18 counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Federal prosecutors are seeking $100,000 in cash from the drug sales as a criminal forfeiture.