A sting operation a year in the planning had 19 suspects in jail Tuesday on drug manufacture and distribution charges. More arrests are expected as a result of “Operation Spring Cleaning,” officials said.

Law enforcement officers from numerous agencies converged on Brown County Tuesday morning to complete the final phase of the sweep.

Brownwood and Early police departments began the “Operation Spring Cleaning” investigation that focused on the manufacture and distribution of crack cocaine and methamphetamines in the county almost a year ago, which led the 35th Judicial District Grand Jury to hand down 26 sealed indictments during the April session.

“There are more than just the 26,” said Brownwood Police narcotics detective Bruce Spruill. “There were more names added as late as midnight Monday.”

“As of right now, we have arrested the 19, but there will be more to come,” said Brownwood Police Chief Virgil Cowin.

“We have discovered that some of the suspects are in the Fort Worth area,” Early Police Chief David Mercer added. “We also contacted one suspect by phone to let him know he had a warrant and advised him to turn himself in.”

Cowin said the targets of the operation were mid to upper level dealers.

“We are all ready to get them out of here and out of our hair,” Cowin said.

The following individuals were arrested Tuesday:

Kendrick Green, 25, of Brownwood, two counts of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance;

Randall Russell, 58, of Brownwood, manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance;

James Banks, 25, of Brownwood, four counts of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance;

Joshua Finley, 46, of Brownwood, manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance;

Teresa Graves, 48, of Brownwood, manufacture and delivery of controlled substance;

Jerry Scott Lindley, 38, of May, manufacture and delivery of controlled substance;

Jamie Lindley, 36, of May, manufacture and delivery of controlled substance;

Toby Lindley, 32, of May, manufacture and delivery of controlled substance;

Michael Marx, 42, of Brownwood, three counts of manufacture and delivery of controlled substance;

Lisa Wilson, 36, of May, possession of controlled substance;

Eric Borslien, 39, of Brownwood, two counts of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance;

George Darnell Jr., 40, of Brownwood, manufacture and delivery of controlled substance;

Paul Bocknite, 49, of Brownwood, delivery of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone;

Janetha Kay Brooks, 42, of Brownwood, delivery of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone and delivery of a simulated controlled substance;

Sadie Huro Hays, 46, address unknown address, delivery of a controlled substance, repeat offender;

Marcus Roberts, 24, of Brownwood, delivery of a controlled Substance in a drug-free zone (mulitple counts) and delivery of a controlled substance;

Leonard Robertson, 35, of May, delivery of a controlled substance, repeat offender;

Jason Morgan, arrested earlier.

Eric Morgan, arrested earlier.

Mercer said the charges range from second degree to state jail felonies. Bond amounts for each count are from $5,000 to $20,000, jail records show.

Mercer expressed his thanks to everyone involved in making “Operation Spring Cleaning” a success.

“This is about teamwork on the part of everyone,” Mercer said. “They have put in a lot of long hours and hard work over the last year.”

Cowin said the agencies involved were Brownwood Police Department, Early Police Department, Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Crime Task Force, Texas Department of Public Safety Auto Theft, DPS Texas Rangers, DPS Highway Patrol, Texas Parks and Wildlife, 35th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission, Comanche County Sheriff’s Department, Comanche Police Department, McCulloch County Sheriff’s Office, DPS Aviation and the Cross Plains Police Department.

“Around 50 officers from these agencies were part of teams that went out,” Cowin said.

Early officer Shawn Dibrell said he was happy with the result of the investigation.

“It is a good thing to get them off the street,” Dibrell said.

“And the ones we didn’t get this time, we will the next,” Spruill added.

Cowin said narcotics and four vehicles were recovered during the sweep, as well as a tractor that had been stolen in Mississippi.