February 7, 2014
DPS seizes $623,000 worth of meth in home
Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested five people and seized about 17 pounds of methamphetamine and $12,000 in cash Wednesday, Feb. 6, in a Lubbock home after a search.
DPS investigators searched the home about 1:45 p.m. in the 4800 block of 35th Street as part of an ongoing investigation into individuals in Lubbock linked to a Mexican drug cartel, according to a DPS news release.
There, officers reportedly found methamphetamine contained in 13 bundles with an estimated value of more than $623,000.
Shortly before the search, a DPS trooper stopped and seized a vehicle linked to the investigation.
The suspects — four Mexican citizens and one U.S. citizen — face charges of manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance in a drug-free zone, money laundering and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Officials did not release the identities of the suspects as the investigation is ongoing, according to DPS Sgt. Bryan Witt.
“Since we’ve linked it to Mexico, it’ll be ongoing for quite a while,” he said.
While DPS led the investigation, troopers were aided by agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the United States Border Patrol and the Lubbock Police Department.