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SCU Arrests Three in Drug Case

August 2, 2010 by Bailey Urban

Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators arrested three suspects in connection with distributing Oxycontin.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said Special Crimes Unit investigators conducted an undercover operation, where they made a purchase this week of Oxycontin from a male suspect, identified as Christian Hito Vandeloo, 21, of Springtown.

During an undercover purchase on Monday, July 26, 2010, Vandeloo told a subject to meet him in Springtown at a church parking lot on North Main Street in Springtown to conduct the deal. Once the transaction had been completed, undercover officers arrested Vandeloo and a female suspect, identified as Ellen Leigh Yates, 21, of Springtown, who was driving the vehicle.

Vandeloo and Yates were arrested and taken to the Parker County Jail. Both suspects were charged with Manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance one to four grams in a drug-free zone.

Vandeloo’s and Yates’ bonds were set at $20,000 each. As of Thursday afternoon, both suspects remained incarcerated. Sheriff Fowler said the case will be forwarded to the Parker County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of prosecution.

SCU investigators said Vandeloo identified himself as a gang member with gang affiliations to the “Bloods,” and chose the area to make the drug transaction where a playground was located within about 50 feet, enhancing the charge to a drug-free zone.

SCU Investigators seized the Oxycontin pills, digital scales and other drugs paraphernalia from the suspects and the suspect vehicle. The third suspect’s identity is not available at this time.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 10

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Chisholm Trail

  • Aledo Bearcats at Joshua, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Everman, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 13

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Hall at Weatherford 9th Grade Center, 4:30 pm

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