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HCSO: Operation Cold Turkey results in 11 arrests, 23 felony charges

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The Hood County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit (SCU) conducted a months-long operation that finally came to a head on Tuesday, Nov. 14, resulting in 11 arrests and 23 felony charges.

Operation Cold Turkey was the result of a several-month-long investigation into local narcotics trafficking in and around Hood County.

The persons arrested and charged during this operation resulted in a total of 23 felony charges including: possession of a controlled substance, manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, engaging in organized criminal activity, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Listed below are the persons who were arrested and charged during Operation Cold Turkey:

Timothy Collins:

  • Man/Del. Cont. Sub. PG 1 4g < 200g
  • Man/Del. Cont. Sub. PG 1 4g < 200g
  • Con. Sub. PG 1 Under 1g

Madison Kast:

  • Man/Del. Cont. Sub. PG 2-2A 4g < 400g

Jacqueline Nippert:

  • Man/Del. Cont. Sub. PG 1 4g < 200g
  • Man/Del. Cont. Sub. PG 1 4g < 200g
  • Con. Sub. PG 1 Under 1g

Candace Sheffield:

  • Man/Del. Cont. Sub. PG 1 4g < 200g
  • Man/Del. Cont. Sub. PG 1-1/B 4g < 200g
  • Man/Del. Cont. Sub. PG 1 1g < 4g
  • Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity

Christopher Spinney

  • Man/Del. Con. Sub. PG 2 4g < 200g

Taylor Willis

  • Man/Del. Con. Sub. PG 2-2/A 4g < 400g

Ray Yates

  • Man/Del. Cont. Sub. PG 2-2A 4g < 400g
  • Poss of Cont. Sub. PG 1 4g < 200g
  • Unlawful Poss. of Firearm by Felon

Donovan Breton

  • Man/Del. Cont. Sub. PG 1 4g < 200g

Eugene Kaspari

  • Man/Del. Cont. Sub. PG 1 4g < 200g

Heather Dunlap

  • Man/Del. Cont. Sub. PG 1 4g < 200g
  • Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity

Katherine Gilbert

  • Man/Del. Cont. Sub. PG 1 4g < 200g
  • Man/Del. Cont. Sub. PG 1-1/B 4g < 200g
  • Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity

This investigation targeted individuals responsible for selling and distributing illegal narcotics in Hood County and surrounding areas. Additional charges and arrests are expected as this investigation continues to unfold.

Since Sheriff Roger Deeds created the Street Crimes Unit in 2021, the unit has been responsible for the seizure of numerous stolen and illegal firearms, the recovery of multiple stolen vehicles and property and the removal of large quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, hallucinogens and THC from our community.

The Street Crimes Unit’s daily mission is to proactively deter the sale and use of illegal narcotics, prevent thefts, recover stolen property and curb the violent crimes that most seriously impact our community. This year the Street Crimes Unit has also worked to combat overdose deaths by locating and identifying drug dealers who have sold illegal narcotics that resulted in the death of another person and charging them with manslaughter or murder where appropriate, under newly created legislation.

Sheriff Roger Deeds added, “I hope the work of my deputies and operations such as these will serve as a notice to the criminals in our community that their exploits will not be tolerated in Hood County, and we will work every day to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our citizens through proactive enforcement like today.”

The Hood County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the United States Marshall’s Office – North Texas Fugitive Task Force, Region VIII Special Operations Group, Hood County Crime Stoppers and the 355th District Attorney’s Office for their assistance in Operation Cold Turkey.

The Sheriff’s Office would ask the citizens of Hood County to continue supporting their efforts by reporting all suspicious and concerning activity to Hood County Crime Stoppers at www.hoodcountycrimestoppers.com or directly to the Sheriff’s Office at (817) 579-3316.