Homeowner gives ABC13 exclusive tour after massive pill mill bust in northwest Harris County

Thousands of ecstasy pills, along with pill presses and chemicals used to make them, were seized from the NW Harris Co. home
March 7, 2014 8:46:57 AM PST
A northwest Harris County homeowner has allowed us inside her rented-out house, where investigators say someone was manufacturing ecstasy.

Inside the home is a total mess. It's hard to believe anyone lived here.

With the permission of the homeowner, our camera was allowed inside of what used to be an elaborate ecstasy manufacturing operation that was taken down Wednesday by homeland security and ATF agents.

The entire home is covered in layer of powder that agents say was used to manufacture the drugs. And it was everywhere. From TVs to the home gym and up the stairs, the powder circulated through out the home. And it got thicker as you approached one of the bedrooms where the powder was mixed and pressed into ecstasy pills. The powder so thick there, you could barely see the carpet.

"I would have never thought that was going on, know that I knew the family that lived there before. I don't think she would approve of it," neighbor Naythalia Jefferson said.

One room over, there's a giant green stuffed animal, cardboard boxes, a computer monitor and imprints of where the pill presses used to be. Plastic baggies, air filters and pornography were seen throughout the second floor.

The 30-year-old tenant was arrested after he tried to escape through a second-floor window.

"I know what's going to happen to him, you ain't going to see him for the next century," Jefferson said.

Jefferson told us she knew something was going on after seeing a camera.

"It was a camera watching a house on this street, not what house or which house. That there was drugs on this street," she said.

Jefferson says it all now makes sense. She's glad the drugs are gone.

We did see a water company crew out there Thursday morning. They went into the back of the home. They told us they were taking sample from the sewer lines to see what chemicals were coming from the home.

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