Suspected meth, cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana seized during search at apartment complex in SW Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Investigators found what they suspect is marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy and meth during a raid at an apartment complex in southwest Houston Wednesday morning.

This happened around 4:00 a.m. at the Sunset Crossing Apartment Complex on Beechnut near Wilcrest.

Authorities searched three units, detained several people, before finally charging eight suspects.

Those arrested include: Reginald Smith, 24, Felipe Ortuno, 17, Carlos Martinez, also 17, Jose Majano, 20, Jojuan Brown, 20, Leo Gaston, 29, and Julian Denham, 31. The final suspect is a juvenile and his name was not released.

Officials told ABC13 Eyewitness News that ATF agents and the Houston Police Department's Gang Task Force were involved in the search, which was part of an investigation that has been going on for months.

One of the people arrested, Jojuan Brown, was injured when he jumped out of a second story window as authorities served the warrant.

"There (are) kids around here, and there are a lot of kids that play. You see bikes and stuff over there, so yeah, wow!" said neighbor Latisha Reid, who lives next door to one of the raided apartments.

Reid said she had no idea drugs and guns were so close to her unit.

Other residents said they heard breaking glass as agents executed the search warrants.

Many who live at the apartment complex say they thought drugs were around, but not this much.

Initially, ATF agents wore protective clothing when entering the apartments to make sure it was safe for other agents to go inside.

"Everyone suspects it. Next door to you? You would not believe it, but yeah, everyone suspects it," said Reid.

Overall, authorities say they seized 10 firearms, a large quantity of narcotics, a vehicle, and $10,000.

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