McLennan Co. deputies make large drug bust near Baylor

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 2:39pm

McLennan County Sheriff's deputies made a large drug bust at an apartment near Baylor early Friday morning.

Marijuana, mushrooms, which are a Hallucinogen, Hydrocodone, a generic form of Ritalin, Promethazine, which is a combination of cough syrup and codine, Ecstasy, a nine millimeter machine pistol with a 30 round magazine, a Smith and Wesson 40 caliber semi-automatic gun, a Hookah machine, needles used to grow spores to germinate and grow mushrooms, and nine thousand dollars cash were among the items seized as evidence.

“When you have guns in the perpetuation of a serious crime, a narcotics crime, there is a separate offense for that,” said McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara.

Officers with the Organized Crime Unit of the sheriff’s department were serving a routine warrant at the apartment home around 1 a.m. The strong odor of pot circulating called for further investigation. That investigation led to the arrests of two people. One is a current Baylor student and the other a former Baylor student.

“Apparently, this is what you would consider a mid level trafficker, mid level dealer,” said McNamara on the initial observation of the evidence. Officials say this is one of the first times they’ve actually seen a large scale mushroom manufacturing system being used.

Authorities are not releasing the names of the two arrested or the location where the arrest happened. The person who the warrant was for originally was wanted on a misdemeanor DWI charge. Further investigation into this case is pending. DPS Crime Lab is investigating.

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