The Texas Department of Public Safety’s Investigations Division, along with local and state agencies, conducted a drug sweep in the tri-county area, leading to more than 30 arrests. The sweep reached across several West Texas counties.
According to Presidio County Justice of the Peace David Beebe, 29 warrants for arrests were issued out of his office alone last week. The warrants were issued for distribution of drugs, specifically methamphetamine and cocaine.
Following the warrants in several counties, arrests were made across the tri-county area, with 13 people arrested in Fort Stockton, 9 in Alpine, and 8 in Marfa. Additional arrests were made in Van Horn, Fort Davis, Sanderson, Odessa and Horizon City. A total of 38 people were arrested in connection with the drug distribution investigation in the Big Bend area, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
During the sweep, agents seized drugs and drug paraphernalia, as well as firearms and cash.
The investigation was initiated and led by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Several sheriffs’ offices and other law enforcement agencies across West Texas, supported the effort.