The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office held a news conference Wednesday providing details about a multi-agency seizure conducted in the Metroplex Wednesday morning which yielded stolen property, cash and thousands of dollars in illegal drugs.
“At approximately 6 a.m. this morning, members of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Collin County Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the North Texas Fusion Center and the Grand Prairie Police Tactical Team executed a search and arrest warrant at a location in Dallas, Texas,” GCSO Lt. Heath Wester said. “During that search warrant, we recovered one stolen motorcycle from the city of McKinney, numerous weapons, approximately $5,000 in U.S. currency and an approximate street value of $6,000 in methamphetamine. There was one subject that was arrested and is in custody.”
Wester said the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office’s involvement in the seizure began with work conducted by the agency’s narcotics department, but did not elaborate. Citing the ongoing investigation, Wester said he could not identify the man arrested or say where the seizure occurred in Dallas.
“We’re not going to release the location as of yet, because it’s too sensitive to the case,” Wester said. “We don’t want the people to know what we’re doing because, like I said, we have informants and we have things going on that could jeopardize the case.”
The lieutenant said it was too early to determine whether the evidence recovered indicated organized criminal activity. When asked whether he believed the drugs seized were either produced or distributed in Grayson County, Wester said the following:
“There is some sort of a tie, but that investigation is still ongoing,” Wester said. “As you can imagine, this a very lengthy case,” he said before adding that there could be more arrests.
Capt. Sarah Bigham said some of the methamphetamine recovered at the scene was in crystal form.
“Most of the time, when you see methamphetamine, it’s in a powder and kind of crushed up,” Bigham said. “It’s a little bit different than what we’re used to seeing up here. It does still come up here and that’s why the case started.”
Wester cited the cooperation between agencies as leading to the successful operation and said he was especially grateful to the Grand Prairie Police Department’s Tactical Team for breaching the building targeted and allowing investigators to safely recover the evidence.
“It starts off with the great people that we have in our own department, who work with the great people in other departments,” Wester said. “It’s just kind of a domino effect when we help each other and that’s what led to this big bust.”
Wester said additional information may be released in the days ahead.