That’s a Whole Lot of Ice
According to a report on the Dallas Police Department’s website, on November 7th, agents and officers from a DEA task force executed a search warrant at a residence in the 900 block of West 12th Street. This was not a small-scale, homegrown marijuana drug bust – what they found is no less than shocking.
Officers seized five plastic buckets containing liquid meth valued at $684,000, as well as two plastic baggies containing crystal meth, a scale, and several cell phones, notebooks, and papers. The residence was not occupied, which makes me wonder if it was related to another big sting that happened just days earlier on Nov. 5th.
According to this report on the DPD’s facebook, a task force led by the FBI and the DPD busted a major drug ring that they first started tracking in January 2007. This DFW-based ring specialized in smuggling large quantities of meth and cocaine from Mexico every month. Seven people have been arrested and meth, firearms, vehicles, and cash were seized.
The facebook report says however, that the meth that was seized in the Nov. 5 raid came from four different federal searches at residences on Seevers Avenue in Dallas, while two state searches took place on Alaska Avenue and at a residential tower.
The West 12th Street raid and seizure is not listed in this report, so I’m not sure if the two were connected, although it would seem likely.
I talked to a DPD spokeswoman this afternoon who promised to put my question through to the narcotics department, so I’ll post any updates to the story here.