Easton, 29,surrenders to police

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By Sharon Graves

Chad Easton, 29, of Carrollton turned himself in to the Carrollton Police Department on Friday, Dec. 5.

He was the last of the 68 people indicted on drug-trafficking charges in a sting last month to be taken into custody. Operation Round-Up, a five-county drug raid on Nov. 13, netted all of those indicted.

Easton contacted Officer Jamie Kinman about noon Friday, according to Police Chief Mike Willhoite.

“He told Officer Kinman that he wanted to turn himself in, and he met Kinman here [at the station] and [Kinman] took him to jail.”

Easton was indicted on one count of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, a Class D felony. He also was indicted on one charge of second-degree persistent felony offender.

Easton allegedly was trafficking in hydrocodone, either alone or with another individual, on or about Oct. 10, the indictment states. If convicted, Easton faces one to five years in prison and a fine of $1,000 to $10,000.

Easton has two prior felony convictions since turning 18;  he was incarcerated for more than a year for each conviction. Those charges, plus the new felony indictment,  constitute a persistent felony offender. If convicted on that charge, Easton faces five to 10 years in prison.