by Diane Tuazon
BIG SPRING - According to Howard County Law enforcement and residents, drugs has been an on going big problem in Big Spring.
"Drugs are a problem everywhere. It's not just in Big Spring, but most counties have them too," Sgt. Tony Everett with the Big Spring Police Department, said.
"It's here, there is no doubt about it. It just all depends on how many get caught," Resident Josh Schliff, said.
Now with the combined efforts of Howard County deputies and Big Spring police, they were able to make some 20 arrests; each one charged with drug trafficking.
Those arrested include:
Some residents say it's about time things are getting done.
"It's a long time coming. I'm amazed at how much drugs are in this town for as small as it is. We used to be a quiet town, but not anymore," Concerned Resident Deloris Albert, said.
"I appreciate what they're doing because 21 arrests is a lot. I'm glad they're going out there doing what they do. It makes me feel better of where I'm living at," Schliff said.
Sgt. Everett says the drug investigation has been on going for months, and even with the successful arrests made this past weekend, they're not stopping there.
"Anytime you can get drug dealers arrested, it's a good thing. It's an ongoing problem you just have to make the arrests and keep fighting the fight," Everett said.
Some residents say they're hoping to get peace of mind.
"We can't rest at ease with so much drug trafficking going on, and it's bad. I'm glad to see the Sheriff's Department and the City combine efforts, maybe then we'll get a little more done," Albert said.