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For Immediate Release

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October 05, 2018

Toby Reed, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Texas (972) 595-5450;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Arrest, Leads to Large Scale Drug Seizure

Dallas, TX – Today, United States Marshal Richard Taylor announces the arrest of Inocencio Johnson, 38, in Dallas, TX.

On October 4, 2018, Johnson was arrested on a Federal Drug Enforcement Warrant by the U.S. Marshals’ North Texas Fugitive Task Force in Dallas, TX. During the arrest officers recovered more than 10 kilos of black tar heroin, over 1 pound of methamphetamine, and $63,253.00 in U.S. Currency.

U.S. Marshal Richard Taylor said: “The U.S. Marshals Service recognizes the importance of close cooperation with other Federal, State and Local police officers, especially when tracking down and arresting fugitives wanted on major drug crimes that plague our society. Taking this individual and these drugs off the streets will make our community safer.”

The U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force in Dallas, consists of law enforcement officers from the various state, local and federal agencies in the Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex. The USMS task force worked in conjunction with Dallas Police Department, Dallas County Sheriffs, and Mesquite Police Department on the resolution of this case.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for fugitive investigations. U.S. Marshals task forces combine the efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to locate and arrest the most dangerous fugitives. In 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service cleared more than 107,000 arrest warrants. Nationwide, 60 local task forces are dedicated to violent crime reduction by locating and apprehending wanted criminals. These task forces also serve as the central point for agencies to share information on fugitive matters.

Johnson is facing federal charges brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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