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Record Drug Bust

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Reports surfaced Tuesday night that a raid had been conducted on the north end of the county when law enforcement officers from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) served a search warrant at a residence located just south of FM 787 on CR 2192.

According to LCSO Capt. Billy Knox, they assisted the DEA in serving a warrant and he no idea where information being disseminated by local television outlets derived from and that photos being credited to the sheriff’s department were, in fact, not from that agency.

According to Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader, a multi-agency raid was conducted, and once the search warrant was executed on the property, officials found over 200 lbs. of suspected methamphetamines that were being prepared to convert over to sell on the street. The estimated value of the drugs that were seized was around half a million dollars in street value.

“From my recollection, it was the largest drug bust in Liberty County history,” Rader said.

It was also reported that there was no one at the property when the drugs were seized, and there were no illegal narcotics being manufactured on the property.

An investigation into this matter and possible suspects is ongoing by law enforcement.