Flower Mound Heroin Investigation Leads To 17 Arrests

FLOWER MOUND (CBSDFW.COM) – More than a dozen teenagers and young adults in the Flower Mound area are in custody after being indicted on either drug related or gun violations. Most are accused of conspiring to sell heroin.

A total of 17 people, many of them teenagers, have been charged, accused of conspiring to distribute more than one kilo of heroin around Flower Mound.

The investigation began last year after three young people died, within five months of each other, from heroin overdoses.

Captain Wess Griffin, with the Flower Mound Police Department, says after the deaths officials knew there was a bigger issue and they asked the federal government to help.
“When we start seeing that kind of usage and that kind of activity, and we start seeing overdose deaths, that’s definitely an indicator that there’s a problem,” said Griffin.

In addition to Flower Mound police, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) were involved in the nearly yearlong investigation.

The DEA says it first got a tip about the drug problem in Flower Mound from a parent.

While abuse of any drug can be serious, Griffin says in some ways heroin abuse is unique. “The fact of the matter is heroin is so dangerous, that there’s two different kinds of users,” he said. “There’s the users that are able to use it and get over their addiction, which is a long hard struggle, and then there’s the users that will use until they die.”

James Capra, the special agent in charge of the DEA’s Dallas field office, says this case stood out.  “In a nearly 25 year career, probably one of the first times where I’ve seen a network like this.”

Capra says this if the first time he’s seen a drug network of alleged abusers and distributers tis young based in a middle to upper middle class suburb.  “Guns for drugs, sex for drugs, you name it, some of these defendants were involved in this type of activity.”

The 12 defendants listed below are alleged to have conspired to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin in the Flower Mound area.

If convicted, they could face up to 40 years in federal prison.

Sarah Hutcheson, 18, of Highland Village;
Nicholas A. Parker-Vanalstyne, 20, of Flower Mound;
Csaba Zoltan Bazsa, 19, of Lewisville;
Kevin Lee Oates, 38, of Irving;
Brendan Michael Jackson, 19, of Flower Mound;
Cody Ray Jones, 20, of Highland Village;
Jacob Andrew Haley, 20, of Corinth;
Matthew Curtis Anderson, 21, of Lewisville;
Anthony Edward Cathlina, 20, of Flower Mound;
Taylor Nicole Lane, 19, of Grapevine;
Travis Ryan Neel, 20, of Flower Mound;
Alexandre David Ward, 20, of Flower Mound

The heroin investigation also led to the indictment of five other people for gun and drug violations.

Joseph Hoffman, 19, of Flower Mound, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin, which led to the death of an individual. Scott Schmalholz, 21, of Flower Mound, pled guilty to transferring a firearm to Hoffman, knowing it would for drug trafficking.

Adam Michael Evans, 20, of Flower Mound, was indicted and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Travis Clark Tucker, 23, of Denton, was indicted and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

James Riley Greenwood, 23, of Flower Mound, was indicted and charged with making false statements to federal agents.

All of those arrested are from middle class families in the Flower Mound area, but Griffin says there is drug use in all communities. “Drugs are one of those things that know no socioeconomic boundaries.”

While they have made numerous arrests, their investigation continues to determine if anybody will face charges in connection with the overdose deaths.

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  • Marjy MacKenzie LaGesse

    Kudos to FMPD….great job! Thank you

  • Carole Sanders

    Flower Mound Police deserve kudos and a huge pat on the back for their tireless work to catch and hopefully put away the lowlife good for nothings who peddle poison to children.

    • William George

      Get real. FMPD does nothing but catch speeders going 1mph over the limit. And these “lowlife good for nothings” are kids who are just out of high school. Why aren’t we asking ourselves “How can we educate kids so that this doesn’t happen again.” As a recent graduate of Flower Mound HS, I can say that there was next to no education on drugs and it’s effects. It was simply pushed under the rug so teachers could have more time to cram for the TAKS or AP tests. And before you reply saying “You’re the same age as these kids, you are naive,” know that I now attend a nationally ranked and recognized private university on almost a full ride scholarship.

      • mike

        Please….you’re going to tell me all those high school kids didn’t know that Heroin is a bad thing? Yeah right….

      • Yoko Ono

        I don’t think it should be on the school to educate people on drugs. Why isn’t it the parents place? People are so lazy these days and expect everyone to raise their kids for them huh?! Yeah the FMPD obviously did something..they just stopped all those drugs from getting distributed. Can you not just say “good job”. My husband is a cop and he says that if someone gets pulled over for going 1mph over the limit that most likely they are stopping you to check something else out..maybe the car matches one reported stolen, amber alert, someone called in on you for wreckless driving, or something like that. You never really know what you are being pulled over for. So give them the credit they deserve for this one and blame the parents not the school. My childs school doesnt talk about drugs either and not only did i do my research and made sure he understood all the dangers and everything, we set up a time for him to talk to someone on the drug task force to give him a better understanding of the consequences of being involved in other ways than using.

      • shade

        “Why isn’t it the parents place?”
        Because that’s naive. Check the parenting skills on these kid’s parents…if you can even find them!

      • Donna Sayles-Corbin

        As a recent graduate you should be at least 17 years old. Now will you please tell me and explain to me WHY IT’S THE SCHOOL’S JOB TO PARENT YOU! Teaching you the dangers of drugs is a parent’s job, not the school’s. Take responsibility and quit trying to pass the buck to others. By the time you graduate HS common sense should come naturally if your parents teach you how to use it. The nerve..SMH!

      • keepcoolathome

        Yep, that’s right! They were high school children with brains that would not be fully developed until they reach 25 years of age. Only one of the 17 involved was over 25.

        There is a reason that the #1 cause of death in the US for those under 25 is accidental death. It’s because that in Texas at 17 we take away their parents legal authority to control them without the legal responsibility for their actions. leaving the parent only one option which is to turn the kid in to the police and get them thrown into prison.

        No parent wants to sent their kid to prison with a felony conviction at 17, and be permanently estranged from their child. At the same time if I prevent my 17 year old from leaving the house and he calls the police I can go to prison for unlawful imprisonment and kidnapping! Just ask the FMPD. They will arrest them if you want to turn over the evidence, otherwise they will arrest you, the parent for kidnapping and possession.

        There must be a better way

  • Ken Hughes

    Probably was one heroin dealer..and they trapped kids that he got hooked on the stuff….too bad one mistake will cost them so much…..Does your city of Flower Mound have a rehab program..or do you guys just throw kids in the system??

    • Find a SOLUTION

      No, there is no rehab and VERY little drug education in Flower Mound. I am a former drug user and seller trying to better my life in treatment. But I can tell you that drugs are a MUCH bigger problem in Flower Mound than anyone who lives there might think… I can recall nights that varsity football players were begging at my door, literally, for a half sack of cheese… all I’m saying is NO ONE is immune to this issue. I’ve seen people anywhere from kids probably going no where, to members of the NHS on their way to ivy league schools doing drugs of the worst kind. I just wish the people in Flower Mound weren’t so naive about this issue.

      • Th Realist

        As far as education goes, most of the kids aren’t as niave about drugs as people make them out to be. Any High school kid, save the most sheltered, in Flower Mound could’ve told you about the ongoing drug problem. The problem isn’t about lack of education, its more about people just not caring. Flower Mound is full of rich kids who have nothing to do but spend their parent’s money on whatever thrills they can find. The real solution is parents taking charge and actually paying attention to what their kids are doing. I refuse to believe that the kids that died of overdose poisoning gave no clues to the fact that they were users. Its the inattentive parents that truly are niave.

    • B. Kuykendall

      Yes, there rehab program is called the system. Don’t act like these legal consenting adults are kids. Each criminal knows before they take any action whether its wrong or right. The only exception is most mental cases. Your reply is easy to make until its your child thats killed from one of these “kids” who supplies or protects his investment. By the way, anyone in America knows how great “rehab” places work. Just look at each and every celebrity. All of them were success stories right?

      Drugs are an issue, but blaiming it on the city, because of a lack of “rehab” program is ignorance. Most prisons have Drug and Alcohol Abuse programs. They will get the education their parents failed to supply.


    DEA deserves all of the credit and then some for not involving FMPD and their three ring circus they call a department!! FMPD did not know any of this was going on!!!!

    • Josh Harris

      Pay better attention when you read. It says FMPD contacted DEA once they realized the scope of the investigation was beyond what they could handle.

      • DEAROCKS

        It is not what you read…..it is what you know!!!!! FMPD is a three ring circus. They dont have a clue on how to be a great department!!!! It is the “Good ole boy” system here!!!!

    • Kathy O'Keefe, mother of son who died!

      You are so right about that!

      • Kathy B. Coules O

        Actually you are correct. We were aware of Brett’s addiction. When dealing with addiction, every one surrounding is taken hostage. So, yes, our family was taken hostage. The best night sleep we ever had was the first night that he was at rehab. They actually told us to finally get some sleep because they know. We did what all loving parent would do. Get help, rehab, counseling, IOP, meetings for all and lots of prayer. That is what loving family does. You support, educate and pray. I really hope that you never have to deal with addiction. With regards to our home, no, most of the kids doing drugs in this area just get a room at the local Budget Inn to do their drugs. I truly hope that you get enough education about the issues so that you become less judgmental more understanding.

      • Donna Sayles-Corbin

        Sorry for your loss. But how can YOU co-sign this post as YOU didn’t know it was going on right under your nose and probably in your house as well? Don’t condemn them, because you’re just a guilty of not paying attention to your own child.

    • keepcoolathome

      FMPD is the cause of many of the teen deaths in FM. Find out how many of the arrested kids the temporarily hold felony indictments with SECRET CI agreements.

      Then they are told that they can’t get into Rehab until they assist in 3 arrest. Plus they must keep their cell phone (drug line) active during their CI term. During which time the investigator knows that the kids keep using because they keep calling to see if they’ve been able to score from “suspect A”.

      Upon arrest for anything they tell these kids that are going to Prison for a long time. Once DEA gets involved they are threatened with “99 years” for organized criminal activity (more than 2 persons are aware of any criminal act). After questioning without an attorney or parent present (remember they are an adult @ 17, some like Stephen Helge and others have committed suicide with a drug overdose to avoid the threatened lifetime in prison. I’d check to see if any of the OD deaths were previously arrested or questioned by FMPD.

  • Carole Sanders

    OMG, check out the mug shots of the lowlifes. What a bunch of slack-jawed, deadeyed losers. They will not be missed in our society. Put’m away for life…..please. Zagwee, you hang in there, I’m sure they’ll catch up with you soon.

    • FMresident

      your an idiot.

    • Courtney

      Well said Carole!!!!

    • Courtney

      Well Said Carole

    • Rachel

      I cannot believe how utterly ignorant your comment is and it disgusts me to know there are people like you in our society. It’s utterly revolting!!

    • Maranda Harris

      Who are you to judge? Your children could end up in the same shoes but by the words you are speaking you do not have chidren. These are just merely children that got lost along the way. Pray for them instead of degrading them.

    • Josh Harris

      Carole, unfortunately these kids are exactly what people are describing. Its a sad unfortunate tradjedy, but there’s no turning back from heroin. Of all the addicts who actually take the initiative to seek treatment and rehabilitation, less than 1 out of 5 are successful in getting off of it. With those statistics, of everyone who was arrested in this investigation, only 3 will ever successfully get off of it. That means the other 14 will be breaking into our cars, robbing our stores, and doing ANYTHING they have to do to get their fix. Prison is the best place for them all.

      • keepcoolathome

        You are sooo right Josh!.

        No need for trial! and shut down all the treatment programs that are wasting our insurance company and tax payer money. Just slip all those Heroin users a Big OD and bid them the BIG Adios! According to you FMPD should NOT have notified DEA and let the DISEASE run it’s course through the community saving school tax dollars as well.

        You might be surprised how many of the good; straight “A” church going kids get turned when they escape from the over-protection of their parents into the Freshman College Scene.

        Since you know better than anyone, just go on down to the NA meeting any night in downtown Lewisville and drag out all the “Losers”. Why don’t you just pick out the 4 out of 5 to OFF since your god has appointed you the judge and executioner for all folks violating the Health and Safety Code.of the State of Texas. The remaining 20% can consider themselves lucky that you knew which ones would respond to treatment.

        Do you have the same clairvoyance when it comes to cancer treatment also?

      • keepcoolathome

        I apologize that some people could not recognize my unique brand of sarcasm.

        My point was that in Josh’s little world of, one strike and you’re out, 80% of the population would be in prison or murdered by the state.

        Even though Monday the Supreme court effectively suspended the 4th Amendment and on August 2nd, 2010 they also suspended the 5th amendment, I thank God that I was born in the USA and that people like Josh and those of his ilt are not fully in control yet.

        But for how long i don’t know.

    • Tyler

      How can you say that? They are all kids who have made bad choices, they are someone’s kids too not lowlifes. I’m not saying they don’t deserve to be punished for what they did, but i can guarantee most if not all of those kids are users of the drug and are in need of serious help

      • Kathy O'Keefe, mother of son who died!

        Tyler, you are so correct in that. These kids all come from the same type of families that live in Flower Mound. They are addicts that need help. Let us just hope that they get the help needed during their time away!

  • Fern Ramsey

    This is plain sad and the comments from adults above even sadder.
    “hang em high”, “low lifes”
    do you know what your kids are doing before you make judgement on others.

    these kids need help, direction, etc. they need adults and mentors in their lives, not judgemental, uninformed, bully-like adults as many of you appear to be.

    • Maranda Harris

      My thoughts exactly Fern!!! Thank you for posting this. These “adults” either don’t have children or they are heartless and they have a rude awakening.

    • keepcoolathome

      I agree! My god taught me that I should not judge, but help those less fortunate. Less fortunate does not just apply to monetarily!

    • Tyler

      Thank You!!

  • Tyler

    Just so everyone knows because i live in this area and know a lot of people who use the drug…..its NOT just heroin it’s CHEESE (black tar heroin)

    • Josh Harris

      “Regular heroin” and Cheese come from the same heroin. The only difference is that “Cheese” is made by drying out the heroin and grinding it up with Nytol or Tylenol PM so it can be snorted. It makes for a cheap, easy, but just as deadly and addictive high.

      • keepcoolathome

        on this point I can agree with you josh!

  • Raya

    “Peddling poison to children”? Really? These ARE children! Somewhere along the way, these kids have been lost. They, too, need help. I don’t think throwing them away is the answer to this problem. And “hang ’em high,” bodegabayjoan? You’re an embarrassment to the human race. @Carole Sanders, I suggest you check your kids’ rooms ASAP. Under beds, in drawers, in backpacks, purses, medicine cabinets, etc. I guarantee they’re more “low life-y” than you think. This whole ordeal is obviously terrible and upsetting, but heroine is an addictive drug, and addiction is a disease. Help is needed here.

    • Lock and Key

      They’re legal adults. To hell with them.

      • keepcoolathome

        you probably support road side executions for all DWI suspects as well.

  • Nancy

    The power of addiction is incredible. I have watched it first hand in my own family. Drugs will make the most wonderful person into a complete stranger who will do anything to support his/her habit. The addiction wants to be fed like a parasite that relies on its host.

    Addiction affects nearly every family. Think about your own extended family before you begin judging others.

    • Tammy

      Addiction is very powerful to the young and old, we need to continue to pray for all involved and for the young people of Flower Mound

      • keepcoolathome

        Nancy, Tammy, Kathy, Tyler, Miranda, and David. A calm measured voice of reason in a deafening world of inhumanity.

        Kathy I pray for you and your family.

  • David C. Anderson

    Man, I really hate to hear about these deaths. Early on, somewhere and somehow kids need to SEE the effects of these drugs CLOSEUP at a morgue and/or jail. I remember when I was 12 we saw some film about drugs and the effects of heroin. A drug that sucks ALL of my money out of the bank, makes me lose my health, job, family, and friends? No thanks. Also, this drug [heroin] makes addicts keep taking the drug just to keep from being ill. If these kids knew AHEAD of time then it will never be too late. Remember folks, it’s not a stranger that will introduce your child to drugs. It will be a friend. I know this! When an “animal”, human or otherwise would rather do ANYTHING (drugs or something bad) rather than eat and procreate, there is a BIG problem.

    While the power of addiction is strong it is still not as powerful as EDUCATION.

    David C. Anderson

  • LB

    I have personally lost a child to a heroin overdose. In my opinion, if these people want to do the drugs, then that is their own issue but when you start selling you are messing with those lives instead of just your own. I have mixed emotions on this issue. It’s not just black or white.

    • keepcoolathome


      You are right this is a many shades of gray issue.

      The school starts a depression intervention program and teaches kids that some kids do “Cutting”to cope. This, to a happy kid volunteering to read to for special education kids after school and at the YMCA. Since their Teacher, obviously a trained psychiatrist, has LABLED the student as Depressed and placed them in a special class they are treated different by their peers. So, they start “cutting” since that’s what depressed kids are expected to do. Now they get taken to counseling and prescribed drugs for depression and cutting

      Next the school starts a drug screening program reacting on Teacher suspicions since the teachers were so accurate at selecting the depressed kids. If they are getting treated like drug users they might as well find out what the big deal is, after all the school district is not going to waste money testing these kids that passed the test already. If the teacher already identified them as “druggies” when they were not, then they when they look like “druggies” everyone will assume that was the reason they were miss identified. Until they attempt Suicide or something worse. Of course now they have been labeled as “crazy” an are off limits to all the other kids in their school.

      Next, after they have sold off all their electronics, clothes, and games at the local legal businesses (Plato’s closet, game stop, etc…) for drug money. now they must sell drugs to support their habit

  • CC

    My two cousins were hooked on heroin many years ago. It robs you of your life and eventually your soul. The two lovable kids who never got into trouble were suddenly stealing my uncle’s golf clubs, electronics, and anything else they could get their hands on to sell for the next hit.

    No drug is harmless. Heroin, cocaine, marijuana… it all comes from cartels. That violence you’re afraid of spilling over the border is already here. Every cent you give to these walking piles of excrement helps another cartel gain an upper hand, distribute more drugs for kids to OD on, purchase the bullets and machetes used to kill families in Mexico and have people brutally hacked to death and decapitated. Next time you light up that “harmless” joint, think about that. There is blood on your hands.

    • Shelby Jenkins

      And every penny spent on the DEA is money that could be spent on real education, rehabilitation, and harm reduction. Don’t forget that our criminalization of drugs is what’s causing the violence to the south. Don’t forget our backwards drug laws are what causes rampant drug use in Flower Mound. The only ones that benefit from this bust are the DEA. The kids go to jail, are ostracized for life, and become real criminals. The FMPD and the DEA get pats on the backs and new cruisers, while our generation becomes disfranchised and un-trusting of the government.

      • charles57

        Shelby, please explain how legalizing the drugs will make heroin addicts more productive members of society. They will still need money for their drugs, or are you and me supposed to provide them with said drugs with our tax dollars? The issue is much more complicated than can be discussed on a message board, but the user has to accept a good part of the blame if there is ever to be healing.

      • keepcoolathome

        Watch the Nat Geo special on Marijuana dnd the “legalization” in the Netherlands.

        Money saved on enforcement is spent on education. Oops, that money came from taxation. I GUESS THE MONEY SAVED ON ENFORCEMENT WAS JUST SAVED! After 30 years of legalization they have lower per capita youth drug problem, and lower per capita arrest for heroin. Their biggest problem, is just like our neighbors, illegal trafficking to surrounding countries.

        Do your homework, Drug laws started off as Race Laws:
        Marijuana was aimed at Mexican farm workers
        Cocaine laws (coca leaves) were aimed at Black Workers
        Heroin (opium) laws were aimed at Chinese Workers
        Peyote & Mescaline laws were aimed at American Indians.

        The fact that it’s illegal is the attractant to teenagers and their risk taking mentality. I’m over 40 and I drank more alcohol before I turned 18 than after. Once it was legal, it was no longer “cool”.

  • r g.

    wow where is the outcry to deport or send the black guy to prison for life. these peoplee sold the most potent drug to young kids. oh snap i just saw the mugshots my bad.

    • Equally yoked

      No doubt in my mind that he is a 19 yr old cartel leader who held the man down and injected him till he died. And then forced his timid caucasian underling into giving him a gun. Hence the black eye he’s sporting.

      YEAH RIGHT!!!

  • Davey Duke

    There was a Negro involved? Oh, that was sarcasm. My bad!

    • Hakenkreutz 88

      He must have missed THIS mugshot, then.

  • 2sister

    I don’t agree with drug abuse, and i agree with them facing the legal consequences of their actions. That being said, we can still use civil language when talking about them. It is wrong to hope they OD. It is also wrong to say mean ugly things about them. I know someone who adopted a child. They didn’t know he was born addicted to drugs. Later on in life he started taking drugs again. I’m not saying that this excuses his actions, but it can help us to be more understanding about the effects of drug abuse.

    • Donna Sayles-Corbin

      Help me to understand. Are you saying that this boy did the drugs because he was born addicted to them? If he didn’t start them at 1 year old; that excuse falls under the half-a$$ category.

  • MG, Flower Mound

    As a parent with a kid that struggles with addictions, killing all of these kids that have been caught obviously is advice coming from someone that is not a parent. And I suspect these opinions come from perfect people whom have never committed a wrong – right. One thing that each of these criminals has in common is that they all thought that they wouldn’t get caught. Take heed to those that share the same opinion of their Chuck Norris immortality. You use and sooner or later you will get caught – no matter what the crime is. Unfortunately you trash a lot of lives in the the process for which you will be held accountable for at some point. Kids need to realize that life is not a PC where you hit Ctrl, Alt, Delete and reset the world to where it was before you made a bad decision. For those of you that haven’t been caught, I pray you don’t trash your life and the lives of others by coercing them into your habits and then to find yourself in prison the rest of your life. I know it won’t happen to you – same thing these 17 thought.

    • keepcoolathome


      I agree. My prior comment about OD’ing was sarcasm aimed at Josh. I find it hard to believe that the Texas Health and Safety Code, not the Texas Criminal Code is the law that sends these kids to Prison and permanently makes them a second tier citizen in this country.

      can’t rent an apartment.
      can’t get a loan
      will always pay high risk car insurance.
      will always be searched if stopped for a traffic violation
      can’t get a minimum wage job at Mc Donalds, Wal-mart, or Home Depot.
      can’t become a plumber. or electrician.

      Health and Safety? That that should be a law that gets treatment for those addicted. Not throw them in prison to get a better line of connections. I’m not sure that this is what the Founding Fathers had in mind.

  • rubbercow

    It is disturbing to see some of these kids smiling in their mugs. A heroin overdose killed my little brother back in the late nineties and it was not really all that funny. It withered my mother and tore up our family. I realize that my bro had the bulk of the responsibility for his own death, but I don’t think these kids understand exactly what heroin is. Oh well, I am sure the smirks will be gone once they settle in to their sentences. When my brother died a number of other people died the same week from the same junk. I wish the police here would’ve been this aggressive.

    • Joe

      Your brother probably would of been one of the ones smiling.

      You need to work on being apart of the solution instead of the problem.

      • rubbercow

        You clearly have no idea what you are talking about and obviously have no sense of propriety either. Jab at me about my dead brother? Really? You must be a real gem. I am not interested in being part of whatever ill-conceived solution you may have in mind.

    • Kathy O'Keefe, mother of son who died!

      You are so right about this issue. However, as the mother of one of the FM overdoses, I can tell you that FMPD was not aggressive. Our family called in the DEA and we decided that we were going to speak up and speak loudly. We will not stop. We will continue to educate and support our youth.

    • Anon

      Hey, I’m one of the indicted in this case. I just want ya’ll to know that this report is highly exaggerated. A few of these kids are going to prison for a long time. But alot of these kids were indicted in hopes that they would snitch and bring in more arrests. We all made bad descisions, but the truth is something you can never know unless you were there. Many of these kids cases will be dropped, but articles like this will still haunt them forever. And to all of ya’ll who have nothing better to say than l”ock thhem up and throw away the key”, remember this, we all have mothers who will be crushed.

      • equally yoked

        “remember this, we all have mothers who will be crushed.”

        I think thats something you and your little cronies should have remembered.
        And remember this if you dont care about your mother damn sure dont expect anyone else to. I care about my mother running into one of crazy junkies in the street.

      • rubbercow

        Well, I hope you weren’t one of the ones smiling in your mug shot. You seem pretty remorseless and self-absorbed from your comment (pretty much all about you); I hope this article does haunt you for the rest of your life.

      • Rachel

        You are right. They try to scare them into talking by doing this

      • Glenn Beck

        Good riddance to you, you seem rather self absorbed. You got what you deserved and if you had used your head these articles wouldn’t be out to “haunt” you and you wouldn’t be facing prison time now would you? Time to step up and take responsibilty for what you did. Time to quit being a little baby and be a man. Oh, and don’t drop the soap.

      • Christi

        You should have thought of your mother when you started doing the heroin! I’d think these mothers would be grateful to have a child alive, even if in prison, than dead from a heroin overdose

  • Reeper

    I knew and loved a person that died from this same type problem in 1972 and he was not a low-life or loser. He came from a good country home, opened doors for women and had manners far beyond what a lot of people here seem to have. He was in college and was not addicted to it, yet 7 people died when some pure stuff hit the streets. Back in those days I met a girl that had been a high school cheerleader that didn’t have a vein left in her body that was not messed up and you could barely tell at one time in life she was a beautiful girl. I’ve seen first hand the damage it can do to both recreational and addicted users. Some will dispute it can be recreational, yet I guess will power and body chemistry is the only reason a few in life can get away with it. Having seen the damage done with my own eyes is what prevented me from ever doing the damage and the love I held for such a great person.
    Knowing the problem it presents I would rather people be given 3 strikes at rehab before they are ever considered out and then it could become permanently out. I agree that this is getting people needlessly killed in Mexico, yet only people kill people, not the guns or profits they are trying to make. Drugs have been around a very long time without all the needless bloodshed that we see over them today. I have never heard of a pusher tying someone else up to force their product on anyone to get them addicted, until that happens you cannot consider them a beast.
    As for educating the young that was done back in HS showing a person smoking pot seeing a monster in the mirror and what happened to people on harder drugs. Never tell a lie if you want someone to believe you, that film probably did far more damage than good. This is your brain on drugs (eggs frying), well that pertains to even legal drugs since most things you put in your body affects the brain. The pot heads I knew back then never got into fights like the beer drinkers did, and today the only way I can suspect anyone of being one is via them being more mellow than others are. If you want to believe one thing leads to another then it starts with beer and legal drugs and then climbs the ladder to illegal drugs. Stop lying to yourselves thinking it can never happen to your own kids or extended family members, it can happen to anyone that lacks the will power to stay away from it and being young is when your more willing to try things. Also don’t deem yourself better if you take prescription or OT drugs more than just on a temp. basis. Legal vs. illegal addicts makes no difference. Pick up that stone if you have never drank liquor or taken any forms of drugs.

  • like I'm telling you who I am

    @ anon, do the right thing. I’m your age and live in FM and am sick and tired of the drugs. It’s not snitching, instead saving lives. Plus ur sentence will be reduced. Be smart buddy and spew everything you know.

    • Boa

      Yes, your sentence will be reduced when you are killed for being a snitch. These are naive young people; they need good lawyers now.

    • Reeper

      I’m not there and not your age, yet we all where once.
      Saving lives happens only well before anyone ever does the drug/crime in the first place.
      If your there I’m sure you have a wealth of info you yourself could tell so why think it’s only those caught or doing it that should do the right thing?
      After a year of research with only 17 being caught either they did a poor job not taking down everybody or it’s not as big of a problem as they say it is. Yet with even 1 life affected by it anywhere is a huge problem for the whole community.
      Taking everyone down will not make it go away, getting everyone to be against doing it will along with getting help for those who have already made a huge mistake. If your community is really good you stand a better chance of those hooked knowing they are better of in life without it after rehab. Weak ones will need strong friends beside them to give them the courage they need which could be you since your sick of the problem and the only way to beat it is for others to get involved in others lives. Either your a part of the solution in life or a part of the problem, there will never be a side line in life. What others do will always directly affect you sooner or later.

  • Mr. X

    Go after safer drugs like Marijuana and the kids will move to hard drugs like this.

    • Boa

      Marijuana raises estrogen levels. Estrogen makes men fat and effeminate. Extra estrogen also makes women fat and moody.

      • shade

        “estrogen makes people obnoxious and stupid” Wow! Head on back to the Middle East there Achmed, if you want to start taking jabs at women. I, personally, don’t recall ever being obnoxious and stupid. Certainly not compared to South Park watching, testosterone filled dolts like you. Thanks, M’kay!

      • boa

        No, I am not a hill billy. Never have been and never will be. I grew up in a city far bigger than this city. I have seen things you will never see.Still, I would prefer to be hill billy than afat feminized stupid pot head. Your post is proof that estrogen makes people obnoxious and stupid.

      • Boa

        No need to bring Muslims into this ;marijuana is legal in Iran.. I am just trying to be helpful. Women have all the estrogen they need. Because of soy lecithin in everything; they have too much estrogen. Too much estrogen is making people fat. Body builders refuse to take any estrogens. The body builder forums can tell you everything about the link between marijuana and estrogen..

      • EP

        Boa you are one stupid hilllbilly. Put down that banjo, toss out that porno, turn off the Glenn Beck and Russh Limbaugh and read a serious, respectable book for a change.

  • dlblanton

    Thank you Flowermound police for doing your job in trying to save our children,I wish we had the same deadicated police enforcement in Bedford and in the grapevine and the euless and midcitie,s We have Numerous of our loved one,s in these area,s dying from herion overdoses and the police are turning a blind eye We have had six herion related death,s in the past few month,s all friend,s in the same , circle and one Murdered young girl from the drug dealer who supplise there herion and Bedford police just swept it under the rug ! I and other parent,s have begged for help in getting the same dealer off the street before he kill,s more of our children ! No one is listening how many more do we have to lose before DEA and the police in our area,s do there job in taking the supplier,s down ! Before I lose my herion addicted daughter every day is a nightmare for me and my family !

  • FMyouth

    Wait, you mean to tell me that FMPD did something other than sitting at the ole white church speed trapping and harassing the residents of this town?? Now that is a pleasant surprise.

    • Upset FM Resident

      Hahaha well played my friend. About time they wake up and do the job WE pay them for

  • KKG

    Three Things:

    1: I am legitimately appalled at the responses of the self-professed adults. “Put’m away for life.” Disgusting. It’s tragic. These are kids. And more than likely they’ll be locked away, and when they finally are let out they’ll probably fall back into old practices. Our prison systems do jack with regards to rehabilitation. And any FM adult who thinks that their beautiful, wide-eyed, straight-A princess hasn’t had an encounter (perhaps not to this degree) with illegal substances is terribly naive. If you disagree with substance abuse advocate something helpful, like rehabilitative treatments, not something pejorative, like lock-up.

    2: Anyone celebrating the FMPD is delusional. As a former resident of that city for 10+ years, I promise you any “good” they did was incidental. The rate at which they harass the teenage population is out of control.

    3. I assume they’re smiling not because they’re ornery, but because they’re probably still high.

    • FM Grad

      Amen, KKG.

    • shade

      KKG – I think you are half correct on your first note. Unfortunately, we must advocate both rehabilitation and lock up. The penalty for selling to someone who then overdoses on what you sold should be no less than manslaughter. It has been done (and won) in the past in Collin County. The penalty must be high or there is no incentive to rehabilitate.

      • KKG

        Perhaps I’m just overly-sensitive because I graduated with three or four of these guys. Also, I might be more in favor of jail time if I thought that the effects of it really were helpful. I guess I’m too idealistic, and would rather see a system that rewards for doing well rather than punish for doing wrong, if that makes sense? I just feel that criminalizing people reinforces the idea that they are criminals and traps them in that box rather than encourage them to pull out.

        I also understand that my views on drugs (and really all things done as a private citizen) flirt with being radical. I believe that if I were to overdose (I don’t actually do heroin, just an example) it should be on me, not the person who sold to me. I made the decision to be a user; the drug wasn’t forced into my system.

        Anyway, that’s all I have. I do sincerely appreciate your calm and coherent response, Shade. It’s refreshing to see in lieu of other comments on here.

      • Reeper

        Kids have OD’d from drinking hard liqour, thus it is no different.
        No one forced it on them and anything you do you have to suffer the consquenses of.
        So Collin county better start doing the same for anyone drinking and driving that injures anybody-manslaughter or attempted manslaughter.
        No one crime is any more justified than another.
        If they got drunk at home it’s manslaughter for the parents, if elsewhere then the person who bought it for them. Same goes with guns.

    • equally yoked

      All over 18. these are adults who should be treated as such. If all these kids were from Compton CA, Fifth ward Houston, or any one of the 5 boroughs etc…. there would be no call for rehab just jail time. These ADULTS deserve the same.

  • FMresident

    I highly doubt the glorified babysitters aka FMPD, did much of this. I give all the credit to the DEA and the ATF. It goes to show all of that great technology the city puts in those cop cars and the professional narks (Citizen Patrol) are a huge waste of tax payer money. This drug problem is not anything new. As a former student at FMHS I can recall a student snorting coke off of his desk in math class and that was my freshman year in 2003. The Flower Mound drug problem has continued to get worse and worse over the years. The major drugs being used has progressively over the years gone from weed, to coke, to Xtacy, and now we are on heroine. I can only hope this is the first major step to control the drug problem in FM.

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