Last Updated on February 22, 2022 – 12:03 PM CST

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AMARILLO – On Thursday, Feb. 17,  and Friday, Feb. 18, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), along with local and state agencies, conducted an online sting operation targeting individuals engaged in attempting to sexually exploit children.

As a result of the operation, the following five individuals were arrested and charged for the online solicitation of a minor.

Cody Eastep, 26, of Dumas
Abishek Brampton, 22, of  Ontario, Canada
Conner Mylander, 25, of Amarillo
Dakota Martinez, 31, of Amarillo

During the operation, one additional individual was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone:

Darren Pittman, 52, of Amarillo.

Agencies involved in the operation were:
Texas DPS
US Department of Homeland Security – Amarillo Office
US Marshals Service
West Texas A&M PD