Big Drug Seizure Made in Odessa, No Arrests Made Yet

Big Drug Seizure Made in Odessa, No Arrests Made Yet

By Devin Sanchez

NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A whole lot of drugs worth a lot of cash but no arrests have been made just yet.

Corporal Steve LeSueur with Odessa Police say this isn't uncommon since the seizure is still under investigation.

"The investigation's ongoing; it's being looked at from lots of different angles. Not only by OPD narcotics but by the other assisting agencies as well," he said.

From October 27 through the 29, $226,900 of drugs were seized from homes on Doris Drive and South Loving in Odessa.

"It's unknown if it was meant for this region or if they were planning on moving it somewhere else," LeSueur said.

Along with Odessa Police, Homeland Security in Midland and Presidio, found nearly 50 pounds of marijuana, nine ounces of cocaine and one kilo of heroin.

"I think there is a rise in heroin as well as methamphetamine. Cocaine and marijuana, we've always had an issue with here," he said.

Drug seizures, like this one, aren't uncommon in the Basin, according to LeSueur.

"It is becoming more common in the area, unfortunately. We are extremely busy right now, especially with the oil boom," LeSueur said.

But, he said, the most important thing is, these drugs were taken off the streets.

"The good thing is no ones going to be hurt. No one's going to be taking these drugs and feeling the effects of them. We just prevented a lot of crime from occurring," LeSueur said.

NewsWest 9 was also told the possible charges, if and when any arrests are made, could range from state to federal felonies.