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Del Rio area drug dealer sweep nabs 21 suspects

April 20th 2012   ·   1 Comment

PhotoDEL RIO, TEXAS (AP) — Prosecutors say 21 people have been arrested in a South Texas drug-dealing sweep linked to sales allegedly made near schools.

Authorities say most of the suspects are from Dimmit County and all faced initial court appearances Friday in Del Rio.

A federal grand jury in Del Rio this week returned five indictments in the undercover investigation involving cocaine and methamphetamine suppliers.

The charges include conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

Investigators say the sales allegedly took place near Central Elementary School in Carrizo Springs and Big Wells Elementary School in Big Wells.

The arrests were announced Thursday afternoon.

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. We are Doomed says:

    I applaud the arrests. This is a great job by law enforcement.

    Too bad that these people will be out of jail and selling drugs to children again quicker than it took me to get drug dealers evicted from a house they were squatting in.

    The sad thing is that as soon as these people are off the street more drug addicts turn into drug dealers to fill the vacuum.

    If we stop the money flow we stop the illegal drug business. Too bad the Federal government supports the money launderers.

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