The Carrollton Police Department seized 3 kilograms of methamphetamine in a North Texas drug bust led by the FBI Wednesday morning.
According the Northern District of Texas, 13 individuals were arrested on federal drug conspiracy charges and were accused of distributing methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin over a five-year period.
“It was an FBI operation,” said Jolene DeVito, spokesperson for the Carrollton Police Department. ”They asked for our assistance. It did end up in a pursuit.”
The bust occurred at a home across the street from a Grand Prairie elementary school. In total, 380 grams of heroin, a shotgun and approximately 5 kilograms of methamphetamine, totaling about $24,800.
“They (the FBI) had this house of interest in mind, and they asked us to monitor it,” DeVito said.
According to Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigators, the defendants who had ties to the Los Zetas and the New Generation Jalisco Mexican cartels used money from drug sales to purchase additional drugs and send money back to Mexico.
The defendants face up to 40 years in federal prison and a $5 million fine if convicted.