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18 busted during drug sweep

January 27, 2011

Local law enforcement made more than a dozen arrests Wednesday afternoon on felony narcotics warrants, part of a six-month investigation into the traffic of drugs in the Crossroads area.

According to officials with the Big Spring Police Department, the investigation was conducted by the BSPD's Narcotics Division with assistance from the police department's criminal investigation division, Howard County Sheriff's Department, Howard County District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security's San Angelo office.

“These arrests culminated from an approximate six-month investigation into the street-level drug trafficking within the city limits of Big Spring and surrounding Howard County,” said Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD. “This investigation lead to the arrest of 18 individuals and the seizure of three ounces of marijuana, 21 grams of cocaine, less than one gram of methamphetamine and less than one gram of heroin.”

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