161 pounds of marijuana, $18,000 cash seized - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/5/09

161 pounds of marijuana, $18,000 cash seized

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Lubbock, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock's war on drugs scored a major bust Thursday. More than 150 pounds of marijuana was seized after the S.W.A.T team raided a central Lubbock home. The Lubbock Police Department Narcotics Unit seized 161 pounds of marijuana from a home in the 3700 block of 40th street that they've had a close eye on.

Investigators monitored the home all day, and after what they call a drug deal took place, they went in around 3:45 p.m. and seized the drugs. They also took rolls of twenty dollar bills amounting to $18,000. They also confiscated a money counter and a heat sealer used to package the drugs into bricks. Once processed, the bricks covered a picnic table.

Investigators tell NewsChannel 11 the street value of one of the bricks is anywhere between $600 and $800 dollars, so nearly $100,000 of drug money, taken off Lubbock streets. Lt. Roy Bassett with the Lubbock Police Department says it's hard to say exactly how extensive this operation was. "When you've got that much marijuana packaged the way it is this is not your nickel and dime street level deal. This guy is the guy that people go to when they want to deal $10 and $20 baggies, this is who they see for their supply," says Lt. Bassett.

Four adults were arrested at the house and their names have not yet been released. They are each charged with a 2nd degree felony, possession of five to 200 pounds in a drug free zone. Three children were also inside the house when the S.W.A.T. team entered. Child Protective Services was called to the house and NewsChannel 11 is told arrangements had been made for the kids.

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