A Crossett educator has been arrested as part of a federal investigation into a drug-trafficking ring in Texas.

A Crossett educator has been arrested as part of a federal investigation into a drug-trafficking ring in Texas.
Police arrested 46-year-old Marshall J. Kelly last week at Crossett High School, where he had worked as the director of curriculum for grades five through 12. Police arrested Kelly before classes began.
Kelly is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and two counts of possession with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine. He is accused of being part of the Escamilla drug trafficking organization, based in Texas.
The others arrested in the case are Texas residents. Authorities say the 18 people in the Escamilla ring conspired for the last 2½ years to smuggle, transport and distribute hundreds of kilograms of methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana throughout central Texas and Arkansas.
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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com