COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - Since the start of February, College Station police officers have made several large drug busts, seizing illegal narcotics, cash and handguns.
On Wednesday, police raided a home in the 3100 block of Cain Road. Inside, they found a variety of drugs including meth, LSD, ecstasy, cocaine, mushrooms, and marijuana. Police also found handguns and stolen property. They said the street value of the drugs was $11,000. Trevor Smith was arrested for manufacture delivery of a controlled substance.
"We were actually walking our dogs and we were just walking by and saw a bunch of cops out there and didn't really know what was going on," said neighbor Andrew Boughton. He saw the raid and didn't realize drugs were a problem in the area.
"That kind of shocked me," he said.
On Tuesday, investigators were also watching a hotel room near Longmire Drive. They arrested Nicholas Pratt during a traffic stop and found crack cocaine. Police also found drug making items inside his hotel room. The drugs they confiscated have a street value of more than $4,000.
On February 1, officers also raided a home in the 1500 block of Hawk Tree Drive. Ashley White and Mark Morris were arrested after more than 850 ecstasy tabs, a handgun and money were inside. Police said the ecstasy was worth $4,250.
"Normally our special investigation unit will receive a tip from citizens in our community and they will take time to investigate the tip to make sure that nothing illegal is going on," said College Station Lt. Craig Anderson.
"If something is taking place then what they will do is they will obtain a search warrant and then they will go an obtain any evidence from there," Anderson said.
"It's pretty surprising, but I mean it's good they're cracking down on it and starting to shut it down, so it's a little bit safer," said Boughton.
Trevor Smith remains in the Brazos County Jail on $130,000 bond.
It's unclear if any of these recent drug cases are related.