CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas -

After a nearly two-year undercover investigation, federal and local officials arrested 21 people on drug related charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

The investigation carried out by the DEA and the Dimmit County Constable's Office targeted cocaine and methamphetamine suppliers in the Carrizo Springs and Big Wells areas.

In a statement, U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman said the defendants had intent to distribute drugs near Central Elementary School in Carrizo Springs and Big Wells Elementary School.

The charges against those arrested include conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

Those arrested are:

Nathaniel Rodriguez, age 21, of Carrizo Springs
Eduardo Garcia, age 37, of Carrizo Springs
Michael Castillo, age 37, of Carrizo Springs
John Paul Talamantes, age 24, of Big Wells, Texas
Monica Escamilla Talamantes, age 39, of Big Wells
Leonard Rodriguez, age 21, of Big Wells
Joaquin Garcia, age 28, of Carrizo Springs
Martin Cantu, age 48, of Carrizo Springs
Oscar Moreno, age 37, of Carrizo Springs
Jason Erik Avila, age 32, of Haltom City, Texas
Fabian Perez, age 33, of Carrizo Springs
Anthony David Perales, age 28, of Carrizo Springs
Jose Angel Valdes, age 27, of Carrizo Springs
Santo Villa Sepeda (aka “Monster”), age 37, of Carrizo Springs
Ricardo Villa Sepeda (aka “Kike”), age 46, of Carrizo Springs
Vicente Sanchez Barrera, age 29, of Carrizo Springs
Michael Anthony Guajardo, age 21, of Carrizo Springs
Daniel Longoria, age 45, of Carrizo Springs
Rogelio Longoria, age 43, of Carrizo Springs
Antonio Trujillo, age 41, of Carrizo Springs
Francisco Villa, age 36, of Carrizo Springs.

If convicted on all charges, the defendants could each face a maximum of 80 years in prison. They will have their initial appearances at 9 a.m. Friday in Del Rio.