In 2019, Texas law enforcement officials launched an investigation into the manufacturing and distributing of drugs to college students and other residents in the area. In December 2020, police announced the arrest of 13 people whom they believe are tied to the drug ring. Many of these people are current and former college students.
The ring reportedly distributed a massive amount of drugs throughout the region
According to law enforcement officials, the head of the ring was a 23-year-old who worked with several current and former college students to sell and distribute drugs throughout the region. He reportedly worked with a 68-year-old real estate investor who is said to have helped launder money and purchase properties that the 23-year-old used to further his operation.
Media reports say that the ring was responsible for distributing over $1 million worth of Xanax, Adderall, LSD and other drugs. Police say that the drugs contained dangerous amounts of fentanyl and other opioids, which are likely to cause an overdose. In fact, two people who were involved in the investigation died of an overdose before the investigation was complete.
When officers searched suspected properties on Dec. 3, they reportedly found illegal drugs, hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, firearms and bulletproof vests. Thirteen people involved in the ring have been arrested and handed drug charges. If convicted, some of the individuals may be sentenced to 10 years in prison.
What are your options when you’re facing drug charges?
Drug charges can range from a minor offense like marijuana possession to a major felony charge like heading a drug trafficking ring. No matter your position, you’re entitled to an attorney to manage your case. An experienced attorney may be able to defend you against a wide range of charges, including selling, possessing and manufacturing illegal drugs.