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Barrio Azteca gang members, four others accused of selling stolen copper

Six people were arrested on suspicion of selling stolen copper, engaging in organized crime and possession of controlled substances, DPS officials said.

Two Barrio Azteca gang members were among six people arrested on suspicion of selling stolen copper, engaging in organized crime and possession of controlled substances.

Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety said Wednesday that four of the suspects allegedly obtained promethazine with codeine by using fake prescriptions.

Promethazine is a controlled substance popular with young adults and teens. It goes by the street names, lean, dirty Sprite, purple drank, sizzurp, cody or schoolboy, DPS officials said.

Three local businesses were affected by the copper thefts. Union Pacific Railroad lost a total of $1,365, Big Lake Electric suffered a loss of $8,000 and W. Silver Recycling lost approximately $247,000 worth of material, according to investigators.

Texas Highway Patrol troopers assisted DPS in this investigation.

The following individuals, all from El Paso, were arrested:

Sergio Vicente Miranda, 39

Jesus German Lopez, 25

Robert Camacho Jr., 26

Martin Moreno, 48

Scott Bravo, 32

Justen Edwards Rojas, 32

Investigators say three people in connection with this case are still at large.

David Olivas III, 36, who is currently in jail, will also face charges in this case.

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