Lubbock Police Round Up More Than a Half Dozen Alleged Drug Dealers - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/18/08

Lubbock Police Round Up More Than a Half Dozen Alleged Drug Dealers

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Courtesy: Lubbock Sheriff's Office Courtesy: Lubbock Sheriff's Office

Your tips are helping to keep Lubbock streets drug free. Lubbock Police arrested seven alleged drug dealers at two different homes earlier Friday.

 "Fixing it right up and getting ready to paint," Charles Camp said. Camp was in the backyard of his rental home as he heard a loud bang. "It was like an explosion," Camp said.

Camp says he walked to the front of his rental home to see more than a dozen Lubbock Police officers at the house directly across the street. "They had on camouflage suites, flak jackets and helmets. They weren't dressed in normal uniforms," Camp added.

Camp arrived soon after Lubbock SWAT had gone into a Central Lubbock home. "With the assistance of the LPD SWAT Team, the narcotics unit issued a search warrant here at 1711 42nd Street. We had information that narcotics were being sold out of this house," Lt. Roy Bassett said.

Bassett says drugs were recovered believed to be crack cocaine and arrested one person.  However, the round up actually started hours earlier in East Lubbock. "It was the same story. We had information that crack cocaine was being dealt of out of that house. We did recover a quality of what has at least field tested to be crack cocaine," Bassett said.

Police arrested six people at a home in the 2400 block on East 29th Street. However, Bassett says these arrests would not be possible without your eyes. "When we get tips we'll go out and develop information that gets us in the house and far more often than not it's just exactly what they said it was," Bassett explained.

It's hours of police work that Camp says he is glad to see. "It gets these drug dealers off the street," Camp added.

All together, seven suspects are charged with possession with intent to deliver in a drug free zone. Six were arrested in East Lubbock and another was arrested in Central Lubbock. If convicted each defendant could face 5 to 99 years and or up to a $10,000 fine.

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