Three Accused During Narcotics Raid at Texas City Home

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday that three people were arrested on Friday after deputies discovered 12 pounds of “high-grade” marijuana, 369 grams of mushrooms, 1,472 THC vapes, 26 ounces of THC wax, 5 grams of LSD, four handguns, and more than $15,000 in US currency in a home.

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Incident Report

Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, is the psychoactive component of marijuana.

According to reports, the 9300 block of Gettysburg Avenue in Texas City was the scene of searches and arrests carried out by the Galveston County Organized Crime Task Force.

According to the authorities, Marcellous Mitchell, 23, Drew Austin, 20, and Mia Roper, 19, were detained.

Mitchell and Austin were each released on $180,000 bonds after being accused of manufacturing and delivering a controlled narcotic, according to the authorities.

Roper was given a $500 bail and charged with possessing drug paraphernalia, according to the authorities.

More Arrests

Authorities said Wednesday afternoon that scores of persons had been detained by local, state, and federal law enforcement organizations in many South Plains counties as a result of operations that started on Wednesday morning.

According to law enforcement officials, at least 24 persons were detained on Wednesday on state and federal charges related to drug trafficking, illicit gambling, prostitution, unlawful use of firearms, and conspiracy. The activities were carried out by about 150 members of the Hockley County Sheriff’s Office, Levelland Police Department, Cochran County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, and FBI.

Police in Hockley County conducted raids on seven illegal gaming rooms, five of which were in Levelland, one in Anton, and one in Opdyke West. As a result, 11 people were detained on suspicion of prostitution, drug use, and gambling. A single individual was also detained for violating their parole. According to officials, other charges, including those for financial and organized crime, are forthcoming.

According to the FBI, thirteen persons were detained as part of further, extensive federal operations in Levelland, Morton, and Brownfield that were conducted in support of federal indictments stemming from allegations of trafficking in methamphetamine and guns.