Police: Baytown car wash was front for drug operation

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

BAYTOWN, TX (KTRK) -- A six-month investigation led to charges on nearly a dozen people accused of using a car detailing business in Baytown as a front for drug activity.

Detectives say they began investigating the Bamboo Hut Car Wash and Detail on Garth Road in February after seeing a drug transaction take place. They say the illegal activity was being conducted by a group of men who identified themselves on social media as the "Royal Anything Test Dead Crew."

Baytown police, along with the Harris County Sheriff's Office, worked undercover to buy drugs from several of the defendants. They then were able to get warrants this past Thursday and make the arrests on Friday.

The following suspects were arrested or charged:

    Jamal DesirJamal FrancisVictor MathewJeffrey AkeemUnnamed co-defendantJames LandryKarisa Meineke-SaurerCody SpykerHubert HickinsonSean Doward