Provided by the Department of Public Safety
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) searched a Lubbock residence yesterday, yielding 17 pounds of methamphetamine valued at over $623,000, and $12,000 in United States currency.
At approximately 1:45 p.m., the DPS Criminal Investigations Division (CID) searched a house in the 4800 block of 35th Street, in Lubbock. During the search CID agents discovered 13 bundles of methamphetamine along with the currency. Shortly before the search, a DPS trooper stopped and seized a stolen vehicle that was linked to the investigation.
The seizures are part of an ongoing multi-defendant methamphetamine conspiracy investigation that is being led by DPS. Through investigative efforts, the methamphetamine has been directly linked to a Mexican drug cartel.
Four suspects from Mexico and one from the United States have been arrested and charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, money laundering and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. DPS was assisted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the United States Border Patrol and the Lubbock Police Department.