Two women were arrested in Borger on federal charges last Thursday as part of a multi-agency crackdown on drug trafficking in the panhandle.

Rachel Dawn Romero, 41, has been indicted for Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine.

Audrey Mae Perez, 41, has been charged with Possession With Intent To Distribute A Mixture And Substance Containing A Detectable Amount Of Fentanyl

Court records for both were unsealed yesterday.

According to the criminal complaint, on May 27, 2022 Audrey Mae Perez had travelled to Albuquerque, NM to obtain a significant amount of fentanyl pills. While returning to Amarillo in a red Toyota Corrolla with two other individuals, the vehicle was observed to be traveling over the speed limit and a traffic stop was conducted

After a denial to officials' request to search, a K-9 unit was called and gave a positive signal as to the presence of narcotics within the vehicle, giving probable cause for a search. In the course of the search, paraphernalia was found in Perez's purse and she was arrested then taken to Potter County jail. During her book-in, it was found that Perez had hidden 75 blue M30 fentanyl pills in her bra.

According to the complaint, Perez admitted in a mirandized interview to making up to 30 trips to Albuquerque to obtain the fentanyl pills at a range of 1000 to 5000 pills each time. She also admitted to personal use of the fentanyl as well as distribution.

She and Romero both remain in Randall County jail on a federal DEA hold.

The Biggest Drug Busts in the Texas Panhandle for 2022....So Far

Amarillo can be a rowdy place with some lawless characters. Here's some of the biggest drug busts made in the Texas Panhandle for 2022, so far.

Let's just say that these folks are in t-r-o-u-b-l-e.

Note from editor: An indictment is not a conviction. All individuals shown below who have not appeared in court for a judgement are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Amarillo's Most Wanted: Help Bring These Fugitives to Justice

These are the fugitives who make up Amarillo's Most Wanted list. The individuals on this list have been accused of serious crimes and are considered a danger to society.

If you have any information about these FUGITIVES, you are urged to call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400 or submit a Web Tip by visiting THIS LINK

NEVER TRY TO DETAIN THE FUGITIVE YOURSELF!

You do not have to give your name. AMARILLO CRIME STOPPERS will pay a reward of up to $300 and you WILL remain anonymous. 

Updated as of 6/18/2022