In June, law enforcement agencies throughout Terry County and Lubbock County raided over a dozen locations to bust a major drug trafficking ring in West Texas. The raids were an effort headed by federal and state police to catch over a dozen individuals who had been involved in a conspiracy since January to move drugs. During the raid, police seized a pound of cocaine and five pounds of marijuana. Firearms and vehicles were also taken.
Some of the individuals involved in the ring were already being held in jail for state charges. Collectively, 20 people were charged with the following federal crimes:
- conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana
- distribution and possession with intent