Bryan police have charged five people in connection to what officials said is a gun-smuggling ring, and more arrests are expected.

Officials said Willie Ray Dixon, 17 of College Station, was arrested Friday, and Bryan resident Reginald Richardson, 21, was arrested Thursday. Cody Lamar Briscoe, 17, Tony Dewayne Childs Jr., 19, Tyler Dewayne Hammond, 17, who were in the Brazos County Jail on other charges, were charged in connection to gun-smuggling on Thursday.

Details on the investigation and arrests were not immediately available.

All were charged with engaging in criminal activity with an underlying offense of firearm smuggling, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000, and engaging in criminal activity with an underlying offense of theft of a firearm, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

Briscoe, who was arrested in August on aggravated robbery, evading arrest and firearm theft charges, is being held on $425,000 bond. 

Childs, who was in jail on theft of a firearm and a marijuana charge, is being held in the Brazos County Jail on $374,500 bond.

Hammond was arrested on Wednesday on a possession of child pornography charge. He is being held on $308,000 bond.

Dixon and Richardson are being held on $300,000 bond.

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