Authorities are calling a drug bust on Tuesday night, May 4, one of the largest discoveries of methamphetamine in Liberty County’s history. More than 220 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of approximately $500,000 was confiscated.
The drugs were discovered after Liberty County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in Houston executed a search warrant on a house on the 900 block of CR 2192. The LCSO Special Response Team assisted in the execution of the warrant.
“The house was unoccupied but a large amount of methamphetamine was discovered inside,” said Liberty County Sheriff’s Capt. Billy Knox.
When asked what led authorities to the Tarkington home, Knox could not say as the DEA is the lead agency in the investigation and LCSO is assisting. Trained personnel with Houston Police Department are helping to dismantle the operation and remove the drugs from the home.
Knox said the home appears to have been used as a conversion house where the methamphetamine was being broken down into smaller pieces and packaged for sale. The home was not being used as a meth lab, he said.
No arrests have been made at this time. The house is believed to be owned by a person residing in Cypress, Texas.
The sheriff’s office will provide an update as soon as more information is available.