GROESBECK, Texas — The Groesbeck Police Department announced on Facebook it seized a little more than half a kilogram of crack cocaine, a little less than a pound of marijuana and more than $6,000 in cash, after it served two narcotic search warrants.
The warrants were served at around 10 a.m. Tuesday in Groesbeck, after a long investigation into drug sales in the community, the department said.
Five suspects were arrested and charged with the manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana, police said. The suspects were taken to the Limestone County jail, according to the Facebook post.
The department said Detective John Blanco and Chief Chris Henson led the long-term investigation, with support from officers and members of the Joint Criminal Apprehension Team. JCAT includes officers from the Mexia and Groesbeck police departments, the post said.
The McClennan County Sheiff's office Fugitive Apprehension and Special Tasks, Freestone County Sheiff's Office Criminal Investigation Department, Texas Department of Public Safety Narcotics and Limestone Medical Center Emergency Medical Services teams all helped while serving the search warrant, the post said.
"The success of our operations depend on interagency cooperation, and we could not accomplish our missions without their teamwork and unwaivering support," the Groesbeck Police Department said in the post.
Henson said this bust didn't eliminate drugs in the community, but it disrupted sale and distribution in the city and county.