Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae announced the arrest of nineteen individuals for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution operation working in Walker County. The joint investigation included Federal and State authorities.
During the course of this joint investigation, two methamphetamine trafficking organizations supplying Walker County and the surrounding area were identified, dismantled, and their members were arrested. ln addition to drug trafficking, the investigation uncovered and thwarted a large scale prostitution ring operating in Houston, Huntsville, Liberty and College Station. Additionally, two of the weapons seized in this investigation were tied to crimes committed in Walker County which led to the arrest of those individuals involved in those crimes. To date, nineteen individuals were arrested, illicit and prescription drugs were seized, and various types of firearms were confiscated.
“Nothing is more importont thon the safety ond security of our community. The Walker County Sheriff’s Office, and our federal, stote, and local low enforcement partners in Walker County, will remain relentless in our pursuit of drug trafficking organizations ond other criminals who threaten our safety and stability. These arrests send a strong ond unified message that these crimes will not be toleroted in our community and those who commit these offenses will be brought to justice,” stated Walker County Sheriff Clint McRae.
These arrests resulted from the investigation conducted by the Walker County Sheriff’s Office and Houston High lntensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force. The Houston HIDTA Task force is made up of investigators from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security, United States Marshal Service, Texas Department of Public Safety, Houston Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Pasadena Police Department, Harris County Sheriff’s Department, Austin County Sheriffs Office, La Porte Police Department, Missouri City Police Department, and Rosenberg Police Department. Other agencies involved in this investigation were the Federal Bureau of lnvestigation, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Huntsville Police Department, Walker County District Attorney’s Office, Harris County District Attorney’s Office and Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
Sheriff McRae would also like to thank the Walker County Criminal District Attorney’s Office for their help in this investigation.
This case is ongoing and more arrests are anticipated in the future. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.