Major Drug Busts in DFW

Drug TraffickingCarrollton

Two big drug busts in DFW this month have resulted in 15 arrests, and more than 150 pounds of drugs off the street. In both cases police spent six months investigating before they made their move. Carrollton police seized more than 150 pounds of high grade marijuana. They arrested five people in that case.

This week, Dallas police acted on their investigation. They arrested 10 people involved in what they call a loose knit distribution ring. Much of their investigation centered on a car wash in the Sunnyvale/Ledbetter neighborhood. That’s where we met Bobby Ailey.

For the last three years, Ailey has spent his days making sure kids use the crosswalk and get across the street safely. We watched as many of them walked by Chuck’s Car Wash where police did much of their investigating. Ailey said he didn’t see the deals go down, but he’s glad to hear there are less drugs on the streets.

“It’s good for all…don’t nobody need that,” Ailey said. “It’s a problem.”

He says it’s his job to keep kids safe.

“I always worry about the kids, whether it’s drugs or whatever,” Ailey said. “They need to all learn to grow up to be someone.”

Ailey worries about the neighborhood, but police have been cracking down. On Wednesday, they arrested 10 people, including Justin Veasley, Ricky Crosby and Alan Williams. Police say their investigation began with complaints about Chuck’s Car Wash. In six months, they were able to identify street dealers and their main suppliers. With search warrants, they were able to seize nearly 29 grams of crack cocaine, lots of marijuana, 45 grams of PCP, and 31 baggies of K-2. Police also seized eight handguns, two shotguns, and two stolen vehicles.

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