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54 Charged Over North Texas Drug Operation

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    54 Charged Over North Texas Drug Operation
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    An investigation by federal, state and local officials has led to drug charges against 54 people associated with white supremacist organizations.

    According to a statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Dallas, the 54 have been charged with federal crimes arising from their participation in a drug distribution operation in North Texas from January 2013 through this month. Two of the 54 are still fugitives.

    A previous phase of the investigation in 2014 led to the arrests of 37 members and associates of white supremacist groups on similar drug charges. All were convicted. One remains a fugitive.

    The federal statement says the suspects are associated with such groups as the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, the Aryan Circle, the White Knights and the Peckerwoods.