Ecstasy pills, weapons seized in drug ring operation in SW Houston

HPD officers broke up an ecstasy ring in southwest Houston

August 9, 2012 5:31:27 AM PDT
Thousands of ecstasy pills were seized at a southwest Houston home last night. Police say this operation was one of Houston's biggest suppliers of the drugs.

Investigators say they discovered drugs and weapons in the home on Beckford near Shannon Hills.

They found several thousand ecstasy tablets as well as a dye press and stamps which they used to mark the pills. The sophisticated operation, they say, likely covered a large area in Houston.

The Houston Fire Department was brought in when police say they say they also discovered a large amount of white powder in boxes, perhaps, they say, part of the operation. The fire department was called out to help in processing all of the materials in the house.

They took the owner of the house into custody. A man in his 30s now faces charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Police say despite calling the fire department out, there was not any danger to neighbors.

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