Multiple Suspects Arrested Following Drug Bust in Fort Stockton

Multiple Suspects Arrested Following Drug Bust in Fort Stockton

Zora Asberry
NewsWest 9

FT. STOCKTON - Several people were arrested after a meth ring bust in Pecos County. After a month of investigation, the Pecos County Sheriff's Department arrested nine individuals in connection with a drug bust.

Cliff Harris, Sheriff of Pecos County, said, "An arrest and search warrant was made for four individuals, and from there, it blossomed out and we ended up getting five others in connection with this."

The individuals were detained on February 19 for methamphetamine distribution. The search warrant was executed by several agencies including the Texas Department of Public Safety, Homeland Security and the HIDTA Task Force.

"The main charge we've got is engaging in organized crime, criminal activity, right now," Harris said.

Aside from being involved in organized crime and meth distribution, those detained are also being punished from unrelated charges from prior records. The bond for a crime like this varies anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000.

"They've all been booked into jail, as a matter of fact, a part of them have already bonded out and everything," Harris said.

Although nearly ten people were caught, the Pecos County Sheriff's Department is still searching for additional suspects.

"This investigation is just a small part of it and we're still investigating the rest of the people, any other names and stuff. That's what we do. We just keep going, keep going, until we try to get as many of them as we can," Harris said.

The Pecos County Sheriff has this message for anyone else who may be involved.

"Only thing I can tell them right now, if they're out there selling drugs, sooner or later we're going to catch them and we're after them. That's our main goal right now is to catch these people and prosecute them," Harris said.

The investigation is still ongoing and Pecos County Sheriff's Department is looking for additional suspects. So if you have information on this case, you're encouraged to call the Pecos County Sheriff's Department at 432-336-3521.