Law enforcement partnerships in the North Texas area seized a total of 1,414 pounds, worth approximately $16 million, of methamphetamine after a two-month-long operation.
The operations began with a street-level narcotics seizure and locating a stolen vehicle which lead to a total of approximately 451 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, and 192 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine, or a total of 1,414 pounds. The street value of the narcotics that were seized is approximately $16,000,000.00.
One operation began with a street-level narcotics seizure, and after thorough investigative work and surveillance, it resulted in determining the location of a conversion lab where liquid methamphetamine was being converted into crystal methamphetamine. In that operation, investigators located approximately 192 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine, and 58 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine.
The second operation began with proactive police work after TCSO Deputies located a stolen vehicle parked outside of a business. After a diligent and thorough investigation, CNET Investigators were able to secure a search warrant for the business and located 393 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine.
“These operations could not have been successful without the cooperation and teamwork of multiple agencies working together to rid the streets of Tarrant County of these large quantities of methamphetamine,” said Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office online.
Agencies involved in the operations were the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) and the Combined Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET). Investigators conducted joint operations in Tarrant County with Special Agents, Task Force Officers and detectives with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)/Anti-Gang Unit; Dallas Police Department/Intelligence Unit, Fort Worth Police Department, Mansfield Police Department and River Oaks Police Department.