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Four arrested on narcotics charges

October 29, 2011

Francisco "Frank" Fernandez was one of several Borger residents arrested on drug charges on Thursday.

Jose “Junior” Fernandez, Francisco “Frank” Fernandez, Aaron Fernandez and Thomas Joseph Salazar, all of Borger, were arrested on Thursday, October 27, 2011 following investigations by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) personnel. Arrest warrants were issued under the authority of the United States based on Special Agent Daryl Walker’s personal knowledge, experience and investigations of the four men who allegedly conspired to have with intent to distribute narcotics (including cocaine and methamphetamine.
Walker’s report states that on November 10, 2010, a confidential source (CS) purchased what was later determined to be 193.8 grams of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance, from Jose “Junior” Fernandez for $6,300. This transaction occurred in the parking lot of a home improvement store in Amarillo after arrangements were made via telephone conversation.
According to his report, after exiting the store with his wife, Stacie Fernandez, Jose Fernandez walked her back to their vehicle, a white GMC Yukon, and then walked over to and entered the CS’s vehicle. Jose greeted the CS and said they were waiting for the product to be delivered. He told the CS he would call to check when the delivery would arrive and then placed a phone call from his cellular phone. Toll records subpoenaed from Fernandez’s cellular service provider show that he placed and received calls from a phone registered to Thomas Joseph Salazar.
Minutes later, a pickup truck pulled into the parking lot and parked behind the Yukon. Agents observed an individual later determined to be Thomas Joseph Salazar exit this vehicle, open up the rear driver’s side door of the Yukon and sit down inside with Stacie Fernandez. Agents watched as Jose Fernandez exited the CS’s vehicle and got into the driver’s seat of his Yukon.
Almost immediately, Jose Fernandez exited the Yukon carrying a small Styrofoam cup and walked back over to the CS’s vehicle. Once back inside the CS’s vehicle, Jose Fernandez gave the CS the Styrofoam cup containing cocaine and waited while the CS counted out the cash payment of $6,300.
After discussing future narcotics deals, Jose Fernandez exited the vehicle, returned to his Yukon and drove away. At the direction of the DEA agents on at least two other occasions, the CS purchased like quantities of cocaine from Jose Fernandez. Beginning on December 13, 2010, and pursuant to court order, Federal authorities began watching intercepted telephone calls on two other cellular phones used by Jose Fernandez. The effective wiretap on one of these cellular phones lasted about three days.
During this time period, Jose Fernandez had repeated telephone conversations with Thomas Joseph Salazar (utilizing the same phone number he had used during the November 10, 2010 narcotics purchase) in which Jose asked Salazar to buy him a disposable phone at a local electronics store.
After Salazar purchased the phone, no other phone communications were intercepted on Jose’s wiretapped phone number. This behavior – “dropping a phone” in favor of a new, often-times pre-paid number – is consistent with narcotics traffickers reducing the risk of their telephone conversation being monitored.
A second cellular phone, however, was also monitored by court order beginning around December 13, 2010. During the course of this interception, Jose Fernandez had conversations as part of the narcotics conspiracy with Francisco “Frank” Fernandez in which they discretely discussed narcotics transactions with his brother, Jose “Junior” Fernandez on several occasions. During theses conversations,
Frank Fernandez mentioned needing “work” - a term cooperating defendants have stated means narcotics distribution - and getting “getting his hustle on.” Frank Fernandez asked his brother about orchestrating drivers, discussed checkpoints or “puntos” along the anticipated route of travel, and referred to narcotics through a colored-coding system.
Frank and Jose also routinely discussed large amounts of money.
In many of his intercepted conversations with his brother Jose, Aaron
Fernandez, a/k/a “Fat A--,” discusses receiving shipments of unnamed
goods, money transactions and driving directions for avoiding law
enforcement. On several occasions, Aaron asked Jose for permission to go “pick up a couple” and asked if the door was unlocked or if he needed to “get the key”.
In addition several cooperating defendants have identified Frank
Fernandez, Jose Fernandez, and Aaron Fernandez as narcotics traffickers. These defendants have stated that the Fernandez brothers introduced them to a source of supply of narcotics (either cocaine or
methamphetamine), and orchestrated shipments for them. These shipments
involved multi-kilogram amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine through
the northern District of Texas.
All four men are being detained in a Randall County facility.

Comments

curious............

January 25, 2012 by tx_girl (not verified), 2 years 43 weeks ago
Comment: 947

Anyone see that Amy Lynn's was being cleared out today? Guess there will be no going out of business sale. Poor, poor Amy. The way I see it is that if you do the crime, you pay the time. Karma finally has come back and bit her. She knew what was going on just as the be rest of the people involved in this, and the citizens of Borger have know what was going on for years. This has been turned in to the BPD, for years, only to ignored. Great job BPD at keeping our community safe and free of drugs.

The Whole Fernandez Family Crap

November 8, 2011 by bulldog72 (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 890

Rumors? I believe these are more than rumors now people! Anyone in this town for very long has heard the stories. Now it looks like at least some of them may be true. Ask the people of the banks Amy went to with her smelly money about the rumors. Ask her son, who she didn't seem to mind including in her "business" about the rumors. And now there is a note floating around asking you to sign your support for them & then take it to their lawyer so he can give them to Judge Mary Lou Robinson. Are you kidding me? I too felt as if I wasn't good enough for her store the one & only time I entered. I won't miss any of the businesses. I hope they have to pay dearly for their arrogance.

Drug War

November 8, 2011 by The Lone Ranger (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 888

"SHOW ME A MAN WHO WANTS TO BE RICH IN A DAY, AND I WILL SHOW YOU A MAN WHO WILL BE IN JAIL IN A YEAR." - Leonardo Di Vinci -

Drug War

November 8, 2011 by The Lone Ranger (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 887

"ALL THAT IS NEEDED FOR EVIL TO PREVAIL IN THE WORLD IS FOR GOOD MEN TO STAND BY AND DO NOTHING."

Redeem

November 6, 2011 by ricky (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 882

The truth is that all have sinned and come short of Gods Glory,so if one sin is deemed as unforgiveable it would be blaspheming the Holy spirit,and I don't think that this is the case so let us as pofessing Christians pray for this family,and not condem them pray Gods salvation just as we all need or needed it.

I just think it's sad that

November 5, 2011 by Toobadforu (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 877

I just think it's sad that people will support drug dealers. I'm sure you all have read the Amarillo paper with the details of how it started I can't believe that there is people out there saying they support these people. I have never used there business and never will because Amy always looked down on everyone. We were friends with one of them a long time ago and the family is very nice but that doesnt take away the fact that they were dealing drugs. they will get what they deserve and I just dont feel pity for them. Sad for the kids but that's it.

I never used franks carpet

November 4, 2011 by borger resident (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 872

I never used franks carpet ,carson tile or amarillo is what I use and Amy is such a snob I wouldnt dare go to her store after the first time I went and was treated like I wasnt good enough to be there and I already have Brown skin so I dont tan... they are business's I wont miss.

They might be drug dealers,

November 4, 2011 by liveandletlive (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 871

They might be drug dealers, but they didnt force the drugs in the users vains,nose, or pipe. I dont know any of the Fernandezs and dont care to, but Im not gonna sit and talk bout them. Let the courts take care of this and get on with your lives. live and let live!

re really

November 4, 2011 by tiffneydale (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 870

Yes, yes I will. This town was trash befor they came along. It always has been. I will support them. Who are you to judge? Have you done no wrong in your life? Also, I am not a drug user. Just supportive.

How funny!! Did you even read

November 5, 2011 by formerborgan (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 881

How funny!! Did you even read your own post?? Youre not a drug user...you just support drug dealers?? How nice.

re how funny

November 7, 2011 by tiffneydale (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 883

I never said I supported their drug deals, just them in general. Everyone needs support every now and then. They did great work on floors and they were nice people. Like I said before there will always be users, so there will always be dealers. I would prefer that its one who gives back. Im not looking for your approval, I am who I am, and thats not a user. So now if you have nothing useful to say, shut your mouth.

To tiffneydale

November 7, 2011 by carrottop (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 885

Using your logic, then you wouldn't really mind murderers as long as they supported the community. I mean, they're people too, right? What an IDIOTIC position you're taking.
Where do you draw the line? Murderers too much, but drug dealers are OK. How about pedophiles and thiefs?
Just because they smiled to you while they were dealing drugs out of the back of their car, doesn't mean we ever want that type in our community! I know my family and friends in this town deserve better!

REALLY?

November 4, 2011 by MAGGIE PENA (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 866

Omg!! You that have things to say, why hide behide your screen name. Make yourself known n be Brave. Anyways, I am not a friend nor a Family member. But this family really needs our prayers. "Ye without sin cast the first stone" Put yourself in their shoes. How would you like people to treat your family member or friend? Yes, They deserve what the justice system can punish them with IF they are found guilty at deem time. We r NOT to be the Judge of this family. This is the Justice systems job as it is GODS !! I dont agree with their descions in life, but who has agreed with anything I do? NO ONE!! In Gods eyes these people ARE a PRECIOUS GEM . What I pray that comes out of this, that They will turn their eyes upon Jesus whom came to save us from all sin. HE paid the price years ago for US to have salvation. That they will see that they Need God in their life at all times and that when they feel their is no one they can turn to, all they have to do is turn around and know that God is waiting for them with arms WIDE OPEN :) Let this be your prayer for them and yourself TODAY and EVERYDAY!! God bless <3

Read the Bible

November 11, 2011 by dreamsicle806 (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 897

What did Jesus mean when he said, "Judge not, and ye shall not be judged"? (KJV Luke 6:37). He said this as a part of teaching about love and forgiveness. He tells us to love everyone, including our enemies, and that we should not judge them. We should forgive them.

First, we need to note that Jesus is talking about our personal relationships with other people. Our one-to-one relationships.

Second, we need read the entire BIble, not just one verse. Note that in the above verse Jesus is talking about loving and forgiving other people. He does not say we should love what they are doing (or saying). In the Bible there is a distinction between people, and their behavior.

The Bible also tells us there are things that we are supposed to hate -- sins.

Sins are behaviours and thoughts that separate us from God.

1 Corinthians 6:1-20

1Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?

2Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

3Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

4If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

5I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?

6But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.

7Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather [suffer yourselves to] be defrauded?

8Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that [your] brethren.

9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

12All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

13Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body [is] not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

14And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

15Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make [them] the members of an harlot? God forbid.

16What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

17But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

18Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

19What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

As Christians we are to love the sinner, but hate the sin.

This means Christians are to be tolerant of others, but intolerant of sin. We are to love other people, and treat all other people with love, but that does not mean that we accept their sinful behavior. On the contrary, we are to detest and hate all sinful behavior and thoughts.

Judge behavior, not people: We now see that Jesus is telling us to not judge other people. This makes sense, we have no way to know someone else's thoughts or motives.

However, we do need to judge the behavior and speech of others.

For example: 2 Corinthians 6:14 tells us that we should not marry a non-Christian: "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers". How can we tell if someone is a believer or unbeliever? We judge their behavior. James 2:14-26 shows us that we see another's faith through their behavior.

Another example: 1 Corinthians 5:1-8 tells us that if someone is an unrepentant sinner, that person should be "turned over to Satan" by excluding the sinner from Christian fellowship.

We should judge other's behavior: Throughout the Bible we see that we are to judge the behavior of others.

We should not punish: However, we are not--as Christans--to punish them. Punishment is to be left to the proper authorities (government) and God.

We should not support sin: On the other hand we should not support sinful behavior, nor should we protect people from the consequences of unrepentant sinful behavior.

Jesus (dying on the cross for our sins) wax figure at the wax museum in San Antonio.

@Maggie

November 5, 2011 by btwngrl (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 879

I have previously stated before that i liked the family, still do in spite of all that is happening, the only one i did not like was Amy...still don't. I am praying for them, and also for their children and other members of the family that were involed and not involved. Yes i do agree those without sin cast the first stone, one sin is not greater than another in Gods eyes. I am also praying for the mothers and fathers and children out there that are suffering a loss because of addiction. I pray more than anything that they see the error of their ways and change. I like your take on it and agree with you. Prayer is the ultimate answer....i have a shady past and if not for prayer i would not be where i am today...it's people like you that remind me of what the big picture should be....everyone deserves prayer!

re really

November 4, 2011 by tiffneydale (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 868

i agree with you. this family has put alot of money back into the community. they helped pay for sports in the schools and helped the homeless. so many people just want to look at rumors, rumors ruin lives too.

Yes they put money in our

November 5, 2011 by borger resident (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 874

Yes they put money in our town but how many people have given ther lives or brains so that they could I have seen friends OD on there stuff and if you think about it you know someone affected by these drugs yes the Frenandez arent the only ones selling but every time a dealer gets caugth it just might save a life proble is a lot of people in this town only give a dam about the migthy dollar and not its people

Really

November 4, 2011 by carrottop (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 869

tiffneydale, I'm just curious if you'll still think these people did a lot of good for the community if they are found guilty? Will you still praise them for donating money for sports, schools & the homeless when you find out that their money came from drugs? That the drug money came from neighbors within your community that were dragged down into the gutter of despair because of a filty scummy drug dealer?
I agree with letting the courts do what needs to be done. This is America, and we have a fair justice system.
But I believe their day will come. And they will pay for what they've done to this community.

All of you have alot to say

November 3, 2011 by Vickie (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 857

All of you have alot to say behind your screen names.

who?

February 10, 2012 by wildwestwind (not verified), 2 years 41 weeks ago
Comment: 962

Vickie who?

rude

November 3, 2011 by tiffneydale (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 848

Well since my last comment was taken down, let me just say this. I will still support them. i will still go to their stores. i know im not the only one, or the parking lot wouldnt have been full this morning.

I will continue my business!

November 3, 2011 by MDominguez (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 845

I will continue doing business with Frank and Amy!! Frank's did an amazing job on cleaning the crapet in my rental property two weeks ago. Amy Lynn's will continue to be the place I stop when I want to surprise my daughter with a unique gift after she's had a bad day. I will continue to tan at Tan Palace because you never have to wait for a bed and they are the cleanest in town. I will also stop at OJ's after work to get a coke on the way home just like I always have. There are people in this town that enjoy the entire Fernandez family and I happen to be one of them!

Support drug dealers, I think

November 11, 2011 by dreamsicle806 (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 898

Support drug dealers, I think not. I will not support their disgusting habit and what is really sad is that they included their children in such a nasty business!! They are not only drug dealers they are unfit parents!!

Doing Business with Frank and Amy

November 3, 2011 by achilles1974 (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 858

You are pathetic. They don't deserve a dime of anyone's business. Further, if it wasn't for the drug money, there would not be any businesses. The businesses simply laundered dirty money, and you, unwittingly, helped them.

Really?

November 3, 2011 by tmart (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 853

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul...

YOU HAVE ISSUES! Put on your

November 3, 2011 by dhman65@gmail.com (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 849

YOU HAVE ISSUES! Put on your glasses.... but what do you expect from people from nasty Borger Tx.Your part of the family or an idiot.

ALOT of talk

November 3, 2011 by urallsheep (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 843

I think everyone needs to sit back and wait for the facts to be brought to the light, before opening their mouth about what they have 'heard for years' or what they 'think they know' yes, they did live a lavish lifestyle for borger,tx, but if i remember correctly, they didn't start out that way, it's been something they have gradually grown into over a 25 year time period. i happen to remember their 1st tiny little house they had, Frank selling carpet out of it, then years later moving up to a little nicer house and opening a little carpet store, then years later finally, moving into the larger store he has now. i can see it seeming a little strange if this all happened over night, but it's been YEARS in the making before they have gotten to where they are now. I can also point out a few other borger business owners that live the same way and have equal if not BIGGER homes and such, and multiple business' and their grown kids live exactly like mama and daddy and nobody seems to be pointing fingers at them ??? why is it ANY DIFFERENT? jealousy is an ugly disease people, i hope yall get well SOON!

I would love to hear the

November 5, 2011 by formerborgan (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 880

I would love to hear the names of "other business owners" in Borger who live in half million dollar homes, drive maseratis, escalades, hummers,etc. that pay off tax debts with cashiers checks from every bank in town just under the reporting level.....discuss drug traffic routes in parking lots, and have been suspected drug dealers for 20 years. Youre the kind of person whos blind ignorance has made it possible for the Fernandez family to become what they are....dirty, shameless drug dealers.

I applaud you formerborgan!!!

November 11, 2011 by dreamsicle806 (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 899

I applaud you formerborgan!!!

If any other business owner

November 3, 2011 by MDominguez (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 846

If any other business owner in this town got in trouble people in Borger would jump on that band wagon too! There is a Judy on every corner waiting to kick people when they are down!

The business

November 3, 2011 by Thinkabout it (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 842

In light of all of this information...will you still support their businesses with financial gain by shopping with them?

Think About It

November 3, 2011 by Thinkabout it (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 840

Will you patronize these locations now?

Business as Usual

November 3, 2011 by ProfitOverPeople (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 839

So a measly bond was set, and allowed them back to their homes. I see the beginning of a circus happening, and they'll most likely walk free after paying a small fee for the inconvenience.

As for their businesses, someone else will be more than happy to run legitimate businesses for carpet and dresses in Borger. It's not like they were the only people able to do so, so quit whining.

I only hope a full on investigation into the Borger PD occurs, not that these people are part of the problem, but those that were should definitely lose their jobs. The rest should be reminded of their duties as peace officers, and not fall into the same trap.

Let's all move on from this, these people were nobodys to begin with, and will remain nobodys after this.

drug bust

November 2, 2011 by formerborgan (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 829

I beleive the reason so many people are happy to see "Mr. and Mrs. Borger" in handcuffs is because the Fernandez Family thought they were untouchable. You can get away with driving a Maserati while selling "carpet" in Miami, L.A.,Houston,etc.....NOT in BORGER TEXAS!!!

drug bust

November 2, 2011 by formerborgan (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 828

I think the reason that so many people are glad to see "Mr. and Mrs. Borger" in handcuffs is simply because they thought they were untouchable. Come on...you can get away with driving a Maserati while selling "carpet" in Miami, Houston, L.A., etc.....NOT in Borger Texas!!!

Drug bust

November 2, 2011 by justabystander (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 823

All these people that are passing judgement on the Fernandez family should stop to think about what they doing. Now I don't condone their actions if they are proven true. But these people that say, "its about time, they've been getting away with it for years" , need to come down off their high horses and think about one thing, if you knew about their "activities" and never made any attempt to try and do something about it, in a round and about way, wouldn't that make you either a hypocrite or an accomplice. I feel that if they are found guilty they will get the punishment that our justice system deems necessary.

Dont you know that if people

November 5, 2011 by borger resident (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 875

Dont you know that if people spoke up they were put in there place ,there was a new cop in town pulled amy over for speeding she said dont you know who i am he didnt gave her ticket was immeditaly transfered to another station ,,i know this because i know the family so people wanted to remain safe and kept there mouths shut

Not a hypocrite

November 2, 2011 by carrottop (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 834

If folks are like me, they may have heard the rumors about the Fernandez family, but didn't have any proof. You can't run to the Police because you heard a rumor.
Years ago, I had Frankie put tile in my home and he was very nice and professional. I have nothing against him or his family personally. But if found guilty, I will be thrilled that a drug dealer is no longer in my town.
I'm afraid this could mean the end of Frank's carpet company and Amy Lynn's dress shop. I always hate to see Borger lose any businesses.

everyone did know about it

November 2, 2011 by ohhushhh (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 827

everyone did know about it including the police. they got away with it for so long and no one thought they would ever get caught bc they paid the police off, duh. so people can say the people of borger should have done something when oh wait, they probably did. they get what they deserve.

why now?

November 1, 2011 by stella11 (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 821

What I don't understand is why is everyone just now talking about what's "supposedly" been going on for years. Why didn't most of you come forward with all your info long ago? Why don't you just let them be?!

Busted!!!!!!!!!!!

October 31, 2011 by YoYoYo (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 799

The Borger PD is a joke in my town!!!!!! Everyone knew what was going on with these guys, and our police department let it happen. And let's not forget about the massive gambling ring Jr. and company had going on as well. But I doubt this is brought up because I know for a fact a couple of our distinguished police officers owed a pretty penny. I wonder how long before another thug moves in and takes Frank and Co.'s spot?

It really amazes me all the

October 31, 2011 by happy camper (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 798

It really amazes me all the people telling others to pray for this family. To me prayers have been answered. Don't we as citizens & parents pray for drugs to get off our streets & away from our children. Yes they may have been nice people to your face but behind your back they were selkings drugs that kill our children or loved ones. They all have lives the good life long enough & its time for justice. This will never stop the drug activity in Borger or Amarillo but it sure does help.

Worst Kept Secret

October 31, 2011 by OutofTowner (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 795

This case won't go to trial...the investigation occurred over a one year period, involving undercover agents and wire taps. It won't be hard to show that the "books" for their businesses were used as fronts to launder money in attempt to account for the income they spent on their lifestyles. The Fernandez's have already turned on each other, as well as extended family members and associates, and each will seek a plea bargain! They lived the "high life", but didn't get there by honest means! Hey, there should be some nice cars and real estate available for auction once these cases are adjudicated! :)

Small Town Life

October 31, 2011 by bfmcdevildog (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 793

This is why people hate living in small towns. You would think that being in a small community we would have the guts to stand up for each other. Instead there is back biting and jelousy because someone that has done better is in dire straits. I for one will wait until the DA proves his case in a court of law. Innocent until proven guilty. Not guilty cause the rumor mill says so. I for one am disappointed in the glee everyone is taking in this. It says a lot about the city and the people who are partaking in the rumor mill.

I am hoping that this is

November 4, 2011 by lescouch (not verified), 3 years 2 weeks ago
Comment: 867

I am hoping that this is proven to be untrue. These people have been nothing but nice, friendly, and generous to me and my family through the years. Even though I am no longer living in Borger, I still stop and get a coke whenever I am in town and visit for a minute. I dont understand how everyone always wants to automatically crucify people when something like this happens. I will keep the family in my prayers and shame on anyone who wants to play judge and jury. The way I was brought up, that is left to the justice system and the good Lord above.

I agree with your comment and

October 31, 2011 by jmuro (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 797

I agree with your comment and it is sad how almost everyone in the community is happy to see these families suffer. I have read other comments posted on facebook as well as news stations website about how happy they are becuase the Fernandez family got caught. They are being written by the same people who not just a week ago were acting to be thier friends. Shame on them and and thier self righteous.

I disagree

November 1, 2011 by Concerned citizen (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 806

No, fella, What is sad is how many families have suffered around here due to the easy availibility of drugs like meth. WAKE UP! I for one DO enjoy seeing people who do wrong get what they DESERVE!

RE: I disagree

November 2, 2011 by bfmcdevildog (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 825

Your right..It is sad the families that have suffered. God gave us all free will. Just cause it's availible doesnt mean you have to use it. And just because it's been known for years doesn't mean it's true. I just want to know out of all you people who knew for a fact how many bought carpet or tile from Frank's, who bought anything from Amy Lynn's, who tanned at Tan Palace. Cause if you knew for a fact and still supported these businesses then you are just as morally corrupt as you seem to think everyone else is. I will wait for trial and make my desicion then. It still is the greatest country. INNOCENT till PROVEN guilty,

Frankie Fernandez

October 30, 2011 by carrottop (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 792

Most everyone in town has heard the rumors about Frankie being a drug dealer for years. If convicted, I hope he's put away for a long, long time. There's no way he's sold enough carpeting to live in that big house. I'm glad to see him and his nasty crew go down!

Drug Bust

October 30, 2011 by Concerned citizen (not verified), 3 years 3 weeks ago
Comment: 791

Let me just say what lots of folks are thinking. Either our police department is very incompetent, or they are bought and paid for. This has to be the worst kept secret in the panhandle, and the feds had to finally bring them down. Way to go Borger PD. Why don't you guys quit issuing so many speeding tickets and concentrate on real crime. I wonder who else the Fernandezes where "donating" to? Something to think about.

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