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Chambers Co. Drug Task Force Had Productive Year In 2014

1.9.15 – Elizabeth White, WTVM

He also spoke with us about challenges the task force faces this year in their ongoing war on drugs.

2014 was a busy year for the Chambers County Drug Task Force:

  • Agents arrested 154 suspects on 289 drug related charges.
  • They seized 16 weapons, including handguns and long guns, along with three vehicles used to transport narcotics and close to $8,500 in cash.
  • Agents discovered close to 32 pounds of marijuana worth about $57,000, six pounds of cocaine worth $76,000 on the street, 439 pills valued at $3,500, one pound of meth worth $50,000 and more than two pounds of Methylone, similar to MDMA or X, valued at $40,000.
  • In all, agents seized and destroyed nearly $137,000 worth of illegal narcotics.

Agents say recent meth laws, regulating sales of pseudoephedrine, means meth lab seizures are way down because cooks can’t get their hands on the main ingredient…

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