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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  1. Marjy MacKenzie LaGesse says:

    Kudos to FMPD….great job! Thank you

  2. Carole Sanders says:

    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.

    1. William George says:

      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.

      1. mike says:

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

      2. Yoko Ono says:

        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.

      3. shade says:

        “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!

      4. keepcoolathome says:

        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

      5. Donna Sayles-Corbin says:

        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!

  3. Ken Hughes says:

    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??

    1. Find a SOLUTION says:

      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.

      1. Th Realist says:

        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.

    2. B. Kuykendall says:

      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.

  4. DEAROCKS says:

    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!!!!

    1. Kathy O'Keefe, mother of son who died! says:

      You are so right about that!

      1. Donna Sayles-Corbin says:

        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.

      2. Kathy B. Coules O says:

        Donna,
        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.

    2. Josh Harris says:

      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.

      1. DEAROCKS says:

        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!!!!

    3. keepcoolathome says:

      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.

  5. Carole Sanders says:

    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.

    1. Tyler says:

      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

      1. Kathy O'Keefe, mother of son who died! says:

        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!

    2. Josh Harris says:

      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.

      1. keepcoolathome says:

        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?

      2. keepcoolathome says:

        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.

    3. Maranda Harris says:

      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.

    4. FMresident says:

      your an idiot.

    5. Courtney says:

      Well said Carole!!!!

    6. Courtney says:

      Well Said Carole

    7. Rachel says:

      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!!

  6. Fern Ramsey says:

    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.

    1. Tyler says:

      Thank You!!

    2. keepcoolathome says:

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

    3. Maranda Harris says:

      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.

  7. Tyler says:

    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)

    1. Josh Harris says:

      “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.

      1. keepcoolathome says:

        on this point I can agree with you josh!

  8. Raya says:

    “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.

    1. Lock and Key says:

      They’re legal adults. To hell with them.

      1. keepcoolathome says:

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

  9. Nancy says:

    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.

    1. Tammy says:

      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

      1. keepcoolathome says:

        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.

  10. David C. Anderson says:

    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

  11. LB says:

    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.

    1. keepcoolathome says:

      LB,

      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

  12. CC says:

    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.

    1. Shelby Jenkins says:

      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.

      1. charles57 says:

        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.

      2. keepcoolathome says:

        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”.

  13. r g. says:

    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.

    1. Equally yoked says:

      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!!!

  14. Davey Duke says:

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

    1. Hakenkreutz 88 says:

      He must have missed THIS mugshot, then.

  15. 2sister says:

    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.

    1. Donna Sayles-Corbin says:

      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.

  16. MG, Flower Mound says:

    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.

    1. keepcoolathome says:

      MG,

      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.

  17. rubbercow says:

    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.

    1. Anon says:

      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.

      1. rubbercow says:

        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.

      2. equally yoked says:

        “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.

      3. Glenn Beck says:

        @Anon,
        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.

      4. Rachel says:

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

      5. Christi says:

        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

    2. Joe says:

      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.

      1. rubbercow says:

        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.

    3. Kathy O'Keefe, mother of son who died! says:

      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.

  18. Reeper says:

    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.

  19. like I'm telling you who I am says:

    @ 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.

    1. Reeper says:

      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.

    2. Boa says:

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

  20. Mr. X says:

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

    1. Boa says:

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

      1. EP says:

        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.

      2. boa says:

        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.

      3. shade says:

        “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!

      4. Boa says:

        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..

  21. dlblanton says:

    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 !

  22. FMyouth says:

    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.

    1. Upset FM Resident says:

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

  23. KKG says:

    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.

    1. FM Grad says:

      Amen, KKG.

    2. shade says:

      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.

      1. KKG says:

        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.

      2. Reeper says:

        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.

    3. equally yoked says:

      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.

  24. FMresident says:

    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.

  25. Resident and mother of a Flower Mound gorgeous athletic teen! says:

    We live in Flower Mound and I am the parent of a very highly intelligent teen who plays volleyball , who has also chosen to make some very bad choices that I and her father will not just stand and “EXCEPT” what we truely have found here in this town of money is that the parents are too busy with their own lives or they are in denial and or they just dont want to know or believe that it could and would ever be one of their kids. We have raise each one of our children in a born again christian home and just this particular child has chosen to make some bad choices that we have NIPPED IN THE BUD for lack of better words, and stopped in dead on and early on in its tracks before if could ever get to this point of these ones arrested today! We have made sure she is out of the schools and into placement centres for intense therapy and councelling and there is ALOT of family involvment! These kids didnt get their over night it has been a progression over time, and nobody that cared enough to face it! I was always a good teenager myself growing up i have never done ANY of these crazy things, and I coudl never believe that one of my kids could either because of the home we have raised them in, but I NOW have had to become overly educated and 12 steps ahead of the game and have knowledge on things that I never ever cared to have knowledge on , but no matter how good the kids are or the family that is raising them , we must ALWAYS PRAY for out children daily and pray protection over them by the blood of Jesus, and never get complacent! I will drug test every single one of my kids forever, reguardless, at random!!!!!! I will alwyas have thier passwors to any social networking site and their is no such thing as privacy for them in our home or in their rooms until they move out and become an adult! That is not our right parents that is our obligation!!!!!! DO NOT CHILD CENTRE PARENT YOUR KIDS, its your house take charge , they have nO RIGHTS!!

    1. You scare me. says:

      @Resident Mother above.

      I am hoping that your entry above is a fictional account of a non-existent family. If your comments above are truthful….. than lady you scare me. Please stay away from me and my family. I think I speak for most rational people who are reading your comment in this blog

      1. resident and mother of a Flower Mound gorgeous athletic teen! says:

        and how is that?? How in the world would I scare you and NO I AM NOT FICTIONAL and neither is my family and I really do have several kids and we live in Flo Mo ! If you are some kid or teen and you dont agree with me then that is ok, if you are a parent and you dont agree with me than that is a very scarey thing that you wouldnt and you would most likely be the parent who has a kid involved in this stuff!! what in the world did I say that would scare you>> REALLY I am very rational and if you are not on top of your game then they will take full advantage of what ever they can! You are the one that sounds very scarey to me!!!

    2. Exflowermoundteen says:

      Your kid is going to rebel, and rebel hard. You’re not helping them by controlling them, you’re just making them want to defy you even more. Obviously you have forgotten what it was like to be a teenager.
      Watch for it, You’re going to get a rude awakening in the near future.

      1. RESident and mother of a Flower Mound gorgeous athletic teen! says:

        I already have a teen if you read my entire blog you would see that who has made several bad choices and We as parents are paying for them, if the child goes to juvy the parents are absolutley required to hire and pay for an attorney, this is ridiculous, the teen needs to be responsible for their actions, also I have several other SMALL children in my home who have to be kept safe!!! it is my home it is not my teens home!! fyi we also have our home secret cameras all over and in her room that she does not know of and if I am a parent who cares I will go to the extreme to keep them alive and from making the bad choices, THAT IS OUR JOB AS PARENTS, YES YOU DO HAVE TO LOOK IN THE MIRRR AND BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR ACTIONS, BUT WHEN ARE UNDER 18 THE PARENTS LITERALLY HAVE TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING, ONCE THEY ARE 18 THEN MAKE THE BAD CHOICES AND SEE WHERE THAT GETS YOU, YOU WOULD NOT BE LIVING IN MY HOUSE AT THAT POINT AND WE WOULD NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE CHOICES MADE, OUR LIFE WOULD STILL BE HAPPY AND GREAT AND FUN AND IT WOULD STILL GO ON!

    3. equally yoked says:

      You sound like you put effort into being a good parent . Kudos. But the fact is you have a wayward kid. Another fact is that that kid will become an adult that no longer has to listen to you or heed your supervision. Plus all this constant watching them is only going to make them better at hiding things from you but it wont stop them from making their own decisions. I do agree with you about the social sites and the fact that you are control of the household. But also remember this.

      1.Personal responsibility. Every human being should have it , be it what ever ,take responsibility for your actions. That’s taught at home. not in schools and definitely not in the streets.
      2. This one you just have to learn through experience.
      Learn to live with the things you’ve done, and in the future do only the things you can live with. Because the one person you are truly accountable to is the person in the mirror looking back at you.
      2.

      1. resident and mother of a Flower Mound gorgeous athletic teen! says:

        equally yoked?? do you have kids??? are you a christian?? just referencing your equally yokes title. ask any pastor or teen leader or any councellor , no it might make the teens think they can become better at hiding but honestly, my hubby works for the federal govt agency and we have hidden cameras, etc that watch every move! It is our job to protect our kids from themselves, and pray over them and I AM ONE AMAZING PARENT, are we perfect? absolutley not, but we do anything and everything to keep them from WANTING to make bad choices, she is and always has been a strong willed child , however if you train up a child in the way that they should go, THEN….. when they are old they will not depart from it!, they may go through some bad times in life and reap alot of consequences, but prayer changes things, and when they are adults , we then as parents are no longer responsible for their actions or choices, they are in every single way, if you do not had kids or teens, they you cannot speak to this, we have been ordered by courts to spend thousands and i do mean thousands on attorneys for her and facitlities and councelling and etc, for her choices, when she knows darn well the difference between right and wrong and has been taught these things since the day she was born, if someone really wants to change they will with or without all the facilities, councel ,etc. these choices of hers have cost out family hardships, that is not our choice, so do you really think we ahouls be permissive as parents and just let her do whatever she wants in our home???? with small children and babies present??? while we sleep let whomever sneak in my home, with an alarm system??? WE HAVE TAUGHT RESPONSIBILITIES IN OUR HOME AS WELL AS MORALS AND VALUES AND THE 10 COMMANDMENTS FROM BIRTH WE FAITHFULL ATEND CHURHC AND ARE MEMBERS AT GATEWAY IN SOUTHLAKE WE ARE A BORN AGAIN CHRISTINA FAMILY WHO IS FIGHTING THE ENEMY AS HE STRIVES TO ROB KILL STEAL AND DESTROY FROM FAMILIES DAILY

    4. Noose says:

      Resident , you are right to be so viciously protective of your kids. There are many predators especially the people who encourage parents to turn their backs on their kids. I wish the young people in this sad case had equally vicious protectors.

      1. resident and mother of a Flower Mound gorgeous athletic teen! says:

        Thank you!!!!!!

    5. You scare me. says:

      @Resident Mother above.

      Earlier today I was reading your comment at work during a break using on my phone. I rarely ,almost never, post comments unless it is something I feel passionate about.

      Now that I am home I have had the chance to re-read your comment and digest my reply and your response. After a good meal and short nap I feel like a new person.

      I am not really sure why I decided to reply to your comment earlier today. It was a random thing for me. Maybe it was the fact that I did not like all the people in this blog telling me how I should feel or act.

      I prefer to look at the merits of an issue and then decide for myself how I should feel and act.

      That being said…. I apologize for posting my comment earlier in the day. Next time I will pause and think a little more before I hit the submit button.

      Also….. Your original comment is full of poor grammar, terrible punctuation, run-on sentences, and randomly capitalized words. I am surprised I even read the entire comment. Normally I would just move on to the next comment.

      1. resident and mother of a Flower Mound gorgeous athletic teen! says:

        thank you for your genuine concern. not sure about your sarcasm! and fyi yes i actually have an english major and a public speaking degree, however when I get to typing and if I am tired on top i keep going , not realizing I have poor punctuation, etc. I, however, have always been told by many especially by teachers etc that I am very well spoken, and I am super picky about punctuation and run on sentences, i correct my kids in their homework daily! I was passionately trying to get my thought out before I forgot all that i wanted to say! My comment must have touched your heart somewhere and maybe hit a nerve or just spoke to your heart and spirit! you should really contemplate that for a minute and know that God could be working through me to get to you! also there wasnt anything wrong with your comment I just wanted to know what I said that could of possible scared anyone> Really?? I am the nicest more loyal genuine person in this world! the random capitolized words were purposeful, to try to show passion about what I was saying !!

    6. Reeper says:

      Sounds like you went from 1 extreme (too lax) to the other (way to strict making them all suffer for the problems of 1). What you have done is prepare them well for prison where there is no freedom or trust either. You are right in that as a parent you should be in control and not the teen, yet that comes from reasoning, punishment and trust. Spying every second is way over-board. If you think what you are doing is preparing them for the world, then bless their little hearts when they break out of your pen then they will rejoice in all the freedom you supposively protected them from and become our nightmares all because you wouldn’t pay a dime to put them in juvy which has turned some kids around. Then there are those boot camps for those still being trouble. Of course with the over-protected fort you have turned your home into, they would rather stay in a boot camp/juvy than return to a prison that only provides maybe a good meal and spying every second. Your job is not to be God, your job is to help them become good adults at any expense it takes before you unleash your off spring onto society. Exactly which is more important your money or your child, pick money and you have no God.
      Don’t base any of it on religion, Jesus held all the powers over people you are using on your kids. He kissed his follower that betrayed him instead of locking him in his room and controlling his every move until he was finally ready to die. I have seen kids raised in strict religions and then as adults lived their childhood to the fullest which harmed their families they had started. Last little slap on the cheek out of love, I’m sure God would rather you give his 10% or save it to afford help for your child that you are definately not giving them. Even spend it on good counsiling for yourself in how to deal with the problem with people that do it every day and that is not your preacher for sure, their children are angels right?

      1. resident and mother of a Flower Mound gorgeous athletic teen! says:

        Reeper, you actually sound VERY UNEDUCATED in your comment!!! first of all MONEY is not the object here, and excuse me WE HAVE AND WE DO spend every possible dime on every kind of help that is available out there! you are talking out of your behind!! sorry not trying to be disrespectful, my husband is a united states marine and now a federal govt agent. we have put our daughter in bootcamps, hospitals, residential treatments centres and shes been to juvy so many times, only because we are not parents who will ever enable our children!! also our kids are completely inaware of hidden cameras, and just for the recors, our home and our life is always being watched by the govt because of my hubbys job! I am a staty at home, amazing mother, whom cooks everything in this house from scratch, and trust me our teen hates juvy and hates to be away from her home, there is no control, it is about directing and guiding something that mOST parents are not doing and WE ARE DOING!! there are consequences or rewards for the things we do in life in every situation and to set your kids up for success in the right way you teach them that now, you do not let them get away with everything and let them think the world owes them something because it doesnt!! I dont base anything on religion, I base everything on a relationship, with Jesus Christ, and what his word says about me and my family! God did not make robots he wants us to serve him on our own , but we are put on this earth to train and teach our kids and if we werent needed then he never would of given us parents!!! no not every kid goes out and rebels, we also haveanother child in the 3rd year of college getting ready to intern with the federal govt and become an agent, shes not perfect but she has never walked the path of the strong willed second child! where you are also wrong is see everything we are doing will prevent our kids from becoming societies problem instead of these permissive parents like you who just think oh trial and error is the way, tour kids will make their own choices but again while they are in our home, and and we have small babies and other kids, and even if there wasnt other kids and the teen was the only child, BOUNDARIES would always be set, and also having a relationship with your kids is key as well, fathers roles are super important and too many fathers bail or are just absent fathers mentally and or physically and the kids will never have been told avbout how special they are and how God made them with and for a special plan and destiny!! We tithe 10% and we are a very blessed family God is the head of our home and then my husband, its not a strict religion, at all !!! its a real love and a relatiobship, God is not legalistic!! you were obviously brought up with the wrong impression of god and I am sorry for that and I will keep you in my prayers because there isnt one friend of my kids that doesnt come to our home and not leave saying I dont want to leave your house its so peaceful at your house, you have such an awesome family!! I feel for you and your kids if you have any, God is the centre of our life and we trust in him for everything and our child is in a placement program now and has never really done anything that bad,tried some pot and had some bad attitude and has scored a 131 on many iq tests and genius level is 135 shes pretty darn close!! ! i also was raised in a christian home and had very involved parents who cared and loved me and kept me safe by providing guidelines and rules . todays kids dont have any guidelines and rules they parents just let them do what they want, very very sad!! God made you as well with a perfect plan and destiny, this family will keep you in its prayers, and know that we have God on our side and we are one family that will be a success!!!

  26. Boa says:

    Bottom line is that not a single supplier was arrested in this investigation. The young people arrested are junkies. The junkies know they can not give up the names of the suppliers even if they know the suppliers.The problem remains; in fact, it is worse. The suppliers will seek to turn at least 17 more kids into junkes so they will deal drugs. Our country is becoming more like Mexico.

    1. mamat says:

      How do you know that? Stay tuned.

      1. Boa says:

        Really, with all the surviellance equipment and eaves dropping technology available to law enforcment there really should be more mugshots of older ,smarter faces.

  27. valex says:

    Well…
    I probably don’t agree with any of you on many certain levels.

    However,
    I know what I know because I just…..do.

    The idiots who are in the situation of jail and drugs and scandal…probably are where they need to be now.

    I don’t know each individuals situation.

    But someone does…and that someone is bigger than…the reader..and me….therefore…fmpd….initially wants to help.

    Regards

    VRA

  28. Kathy B. O'Keefe, Director of Winning The Fight! says:

    I have been reading comments for hours. Some mean and judgmental, some supportive and comforting, and some just crazy. We as a community must understand the big picture or we will never get beyond this. First, this is not just a FM issue. This is a world issue. This is not just a heroin issue. Let’s not forget that there are other drugs that are also killing people. Alcohol, Pot and prescription drugs are typically where abuse and addiction begin. It happens in rich, poor, black, white, divorced families and not. Education is the key. Community involvement is crucial. We can start Winning The Fight if we work together instead of spewing off comments that don’t help anyone. There is drug education for parents through the schools, but only a handful attend. Action is needed and I ask each of you what action you will be taking?

  29. EP says:

    Most of these little wretches are almost certainly users themselves, selling multiples of their own needs to feed their addictions, applying the same model Amway uses (in fact it was Amway’s “inspiration”).

    They frequently get introduced to the drugs at parties by “friends” who know that if they can get a dozen or two people to try the drug, a few will get addicted right away and come back for more. That their customers were once their friends means nothing to them.

    I hope all of these little sociopaths spend goodly stretches in prison and find nothing but menial labor awaiting them when they get out.

    1. Boa says:

      Yeah, you would only be happier if they had only been hill billys.

    2. Gaby says:

      I hope you never make a mistake in your life and have someone judge you as harshly as you are doing.

  30. Agnes says:

    D.A. – see Collin County v. Brian David Bevins with regard to Jessica Noyes. Try the cases with the harshest possible outcomes. The precedence is already set.

  31. Mike says:

    Anyone who would mess with this stuff is a FOOL! If I were the judge on this case, I’d give each of them the max sentence + 1 day. That way they would have to do the entire sentence–no parole! In these pictures, you can just see the intelligence oozing out! NOT!!!

    Cody Ray Jones, 20, of Highland Village;
    Anthony Edward Cathlina, 20, of Flower Mound;
    Travis Ryan Neel, 20, of Flower Mound;

  32. Truth says:

    I don’t think that anyone should be so quick to judge or give up on these young adults. I am here to say it is possible for any of these young adults to change, it may not be easy at first and seem like a struggle they may not get through. However, I know first hand they can. I was a former student of FMHS and struggled with a pretty bad addiction through high school and shortly after I graduated. I have been clean for almost 7 yrs. If you asked anyone I know now they never believe that this was once someone I was. I am now a very productive member of society who works hard for what I have. Also going to school and graduating with a master degree and apply for my Phd. So don’t give up on them they need you the most right now no matter how hard they try to push you away cause deep down inside they are just lost.

  33. Flower Mound Resident says:

    The ignorance of some you people, did anyone actually read the article?! 12 of these 17 people will probably go away for a long time. If you read the article it talks about the remaining 5 facing lesser charges especially the last one, James Greenwood. He got indicted for making false statements or basically lying. To call the ALL junkies and low lifes is absolutely absurd. Anon is right this article is highly exaggerated and if you say otherwise then you’re blind.

    1. Boa says:

      I am sorry you hate the term junkie. Drug addict is a nicer term but it does not do justice the devastation I see in their young faces. If moving to a great community with good public schools isn’t enough to protect kids, what next ?There are more choices, but they are not popular.

  34. Catherine says:

    It is so sad to read about this but not shocking whatsoever. I believe that this generation of parents as well as the school system have done our kids a huge injustice. We have spoiled them, taught them that sports are everything and given them way to much freedom because we feel they deserve their privacy. The schools first priorities are winning state titles and getting good test scores on useless state required exams. As long as we look good on paper, both the LISD school district and HS principals hide in their offices and turn the other cheek. My daughter and her friends constantly tell me about the drug problem at Marcus. Good kids sometimes do make bad choices not matter how they were parented but let’s be honest we are all to blame. We need to demand that the school district have a zero tolerance rule and then actually enforce the rules even if it is our star football player. No more 3 strikes and then you’re punished. The system has let these kids down and future generations unless we demand changes. There is more to self worth than being over 200 pounds in order to play football in the great state of Texas!

  35. FM Resident says:

    There you go making my point again. This case was handled by DEA as in the Federal Government, the problem I have is labeling everyone a drug addict or a junkie. This article specifically states the last kid James Greenwood was indicted on making false statements. If he was dealing or more involved I’m sure the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT could pin more on him than making false statements. Again, ignorance please read the article and think before you respond to me. I’m not saying the first 12 aren’t junkies or addicts, my point is this article is highly exaggerated and has people quickly judging what they know nothing about (even though the article clearly states this). Am I the only one who can read?’

  36. equally yoked says:

    These “kids” were all over 18 meaning they’re adults. They choose. And now they should punished by the law the same way they would be if they were poor, or people of color. There would be no calls for lenience or just to put them in rehab. They wouldnt be labeled as “kids” that just made a mistake. These “kids” are the same untrustworthy junkies no matter their color or economic status. They’re not special. Punish them to full extent of the law.

    1. Boa says:

      How old were they when this began?The investigation is thirteen months old. Someone wants them in prison really badly. So you will probably get your wish. White boys from the middle class really don’t do well in prison Meanwhile the people who ruined their lives are stil fat and happy.

      1. equally yoked says:

        “Meanwhile the people who ruined their lives are stil fat and happy.”

        They ruined their own lives. My mother was RN in a rehab facility. It was a good lesson. The ones really trying to get better took responsibility for what they did. Its the first step.
        Ive never tried coke or heroin and not because of a lack of opportunity. It because I CHOOSE not too. They CHOOSE too. They’re not special. Punish them to full extent of the law. Btw even 13mos ago they were all still over 18 sooo……

      2. Boa says:

        You make valid points ,but I am so sick of the pretend war on drugs codenming weak young people to lives of Hell in prison. The deck is stacked against young people. The drugs are waiting for them in both public schools and private schools.I can’t wait for the people who have enriched themselves on such misery to burn in Hell.

    2. Al Papas says:

      Unfortunately being that they are calling them kids, they will be sympathetic to their plight and look the other way

  37. equally yoked says:

    “I can’t wait for the people who have enriched themselves on such misery to burn in Hell.”

    Like who the U.S gov. .who will invade a country under the false pretense of WMD’s but knows where the drugs are, how they get here and yet does nothing. And why should they because no matter who you are nothing beats tax free money.
    And don’t even get me started on Americas legal drug trade ( prescription pills) or legal drug pushers (doctors)!!!

    1. Boa says:

      Add the people who are in health care specifically to act as obstacles for correct treatment. You will be even more correct.

  38. equally yoked says:

    Amen!!!

  39. equally yoked says:

    Here’s another little tidbit. Morphine and Heroin are in the same drug family. So much so that many heroin addicts start off in our hospitals and graduate to the street. And i don’t mean the patients.

  40. EJOHNSON says:

    ISN’T IT FUNNY HOW IF WHITE KIDS FROM MIDDLE CLASS HOMES DIE OF OVERDOSES OR VIOLENCE, THEY SHOUD GET TREATMENT AND BE THOUGHT OF AS PEOPLE, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO ANY OTHER CULTURE USING DRUGS THEY ARE JUST A BUNCH OF ANIMALS THAT NEED TO BE SENT TO WHEREVER…….HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE JUDGE?????????

    1. Boa says:

      Yes, O.J. Simpson comes to mind. If it bothers you that black young people are in prison give them money so they can have better lawyers. Do not encourage the government to hook young kids of any color on drugs and then throw the book at them.

  41. Leelee says:

    What…no black people??? And here I thought only black people where crackheads and on Welfare…lol. Didn’t even need to watch the video…the comments were evidence enough that they are white…”oh those poor kids,” “give them another chance,” “they will go out of it.” Black kids…”lock them up for life,” “pure garbage,” “no second changes.” SMH…what an environment we live in when white people are crackheads too…lol.

  42. ejonson says:

    @LEELEE I couldn’t agree more….white people on drugs is called an “epidemic” anybody else (meaning non-white), it’s what was always expected. smdh…….

  43. The_Truth says:

    I love that when there is a predominately white middle class city enduring drug problems they send in the DEA and the ATF. If this was low income neighborhood in Baltimore that was prdominately black nobody would give a shi+

    1. Copperhead says:

      The prison industry is the only bussiness really thriving in this country. Not even polka dotted people would be safe from such slavery. Everyone is one mistake away from prison.

  44. Glenn Beck says:

    This is also Obama’s fault. We should declare war on Mexico

    1. Gaby says:

      What we should be doing is stop selling weapons to the drug cartels.

  45. Glenn Beck says:

    I think we should hang ’em high. If anyone of these little trolls get near me or my property they can answer to Mr.Business. Im sick and tired of you Liberal parents. What these kids need is some quality time with Big Bubba in prison.

    Also, Csaba will be the pick of the litter in his new home. Good riddance.

    1. FM Parent says:

      Amen Brother^

      1. Gaby says:

        …. And you are a PARENT? Gosh I feel sorry for your kids, and also hope they never make a mistake in their lives

    2. Franco says:

      You condone and encourage rape and imply you are a conservative.. Please find another party. I think the Stalinsts are more your speed.

      1. Glenn Beck says:

        Well they deserve time in prison. Are you gonna argue that? Open your eyes !

    3. Franco says:

      Innocent until proven guilty. A ham sandwhich can be indicted.I also do not condone entrapment of any kind. This is what happens when we force people to use public schools. Kids are certainly not benifiting from the heroin trade but maybe some corrupt beaurocrats and corrupt money laundering bankers are benifitting. The heroin addicts should be sharing cells with the crooks on the money making end of the bussines.

      As for Bubba ,the aids carrying, ugly, rapist, he regards his prison sentnce as a gift from heaven. It is so strange that you want to make him happier. Every man is just one mistake away from being his cell mate. Be careful what you wish for.

      1. Glenn Beck says:

        Well, some of them already pleaded guilty so.. Also, how the F is this entrapment? This kids chose to do and deal drugs.

        As for bureaucrats etc, it doesn’t matter. What matters is these pieces of trash are in my neighborhood peddling drugs and “paling” around with drug dealers. Open your blind eyes and realize we have an epidemic !

        And yes, Im glad these little pukes are there with Bubba. Ill even give them some helpful advice. “Dont drop the soap!”

      2. Franco says:

        As long as the people on the money end of the heroin bussines are free, You might as well write your house and your neighborhood off. The drug barons will be back and they will addict more kids to drugs. There is no point in buying an expensive house in an expensive neighborhood if teenagers have no protection. Those who can afford to move are already planning their escape.Your property value just went down. I don’t see how you find comfort in fatasies of prison rape.

      3. Glenn Beck says:

        Right, I agree with your last comment but I want justice done. I want these kids going to prison. Anyone who doesn’t agree is blind and must open their eyes before it’s too late.

        Hang ’em high, put ’em in prison and throw away the key! Don’t drop the soap you little ingrids.

    4. Gaby says:

      What a half-brained comment. You are no one to judge anybody! I have a much higher education than you, and that is why I will not answer the way you deserve. I am also a teacher of the same age kids as these… and can guarantee… they are KIDS. They need help, They need guidance.I for one, intend to be part of the solution, not the problem. You, on the other hand will probable BE the pick of the LITTER,. Litter as in garbage, trash, no good for society…

      1. Glenn Beck says:

        How do you know you have a higher education? Judging from that logic, I receive a higher paycheck than you.
        Wrong, they are all adults here. They need prison or to be executed
        No, I abide by the law and will never be in prison. Your little friend Csaba will be the pick of the litter without a doubt. What a big man he is. He may be able to run from Jack Fink, but he won’t be able to run from Big Bubba

    5. Gaby says:

      You know NOTHING about Csaba, you self-righteous piece of JUNK! I suggest knowing before you speak, also I think´people like you are what´s pushing teens into this situation. Instead of helping, you are making it worse. I hope to God you dont have children, beacuse NO ONE is exempt from this situation and you just might end up having to EAT your own vile words. A fully grown person who so openly supports rape should be in jail with Bubba, not these children.

      1. Glenn Beck says:

        I already know all I need to know about csaba. he is a spoiled punk who got what he deserved as are all of these other losers. I hope Bubba gets them hard since what can’t just hang them all

    6. Mom of one of these kids says:

      Glenn, I used to watch your show on FOX but don’t anymore because you use your theories to support your own conclusions… what about all your indoctrination on the constitution, innocent until proven guilty? Indictment is the worse violation of civil rights than one can have, so stop making these half-brained comments and don’t forget where you came from, you recovering alcoholic!!!!! Did you use drugs also? You hipocryte!
      You say in your show that you have kids, so beware… you and they deserve nothing else but to be in the same spot. Life has a funny way to bounce back on you all the wrong that you wish to others. All your illnesses prove it, but it won’t stop there. It’ll get your kids, too! Ironic, that you are losing your sight, don’t you think”?

  46. patrick says:

    I know first hand these kids wanted help, and they weren’t dealing to anyone who didn’t personally want it. Sometimes you get lost when your in the dark

    1. Glenn Beck says:

      Well they should have got it. But they got what they deserved

  47. admin says:

    spoiled kids from the suburbs with parents who are not paying attention that are using and selling heroin. no surpises here. Looks like Flower Mound is the new Plano

  48. Reeper says:

    LOL Boa, I suspect some in both the State Legislature and Congress are also guilty of abusing drugs due to their eyes, statements and actions. That or America has really become more stupid as they get more educated.
    Given the time spent they had plenty of time to find the kingpin behind the scenes just following the money trail. The ones that need the death penalty are the ones making the mint at the top of the ladder, they are not the users or dealers. They are the root of your evil. Some will be your good average everyday citizen while most others will be your gang members who have taken over most of the trade.
    Supply equals demand is your problem, cut supply and you haven’t fixed the problem, cut the demand and you have. It’s been well over 30 years of trying to cut supply or locking up demand, so it’s time you do it right and end demand via rehab 3 strikes then your out permanetly of life. Supply goes away when there is no demand, tis that simple. Unlike the Netherlands I don’t want a teacher using a legally dispensed amount to keep them productive, it’s clean up or ship out.
    As to the ages of these kids yes 13 mos ago some may have still been 18, yet it makes no mention of when they got hooked into the trade which was probably before they became adults. Even dealers are hooked, because you don’t just walk away alive with all that info unlike the early days when people where not killed in this trade.
    People all do things by choice, yet it has been your choice in how to solve the problem that has gotten it way out of hand now. If you call them failures join the club, because we have all failed in fixing the problem.

  49. Catherine says:

    Catherine says:
    May 18, 2011 at 11:24 am
    It is so sad to read about this but not shocking whatsoever. I believe that this generation of parents as well as the school system have done our kids a huge injustice. We have spoiled them, taught them that sports are everything and given them way to much freedom because we feel they deserve their privacy. The schools first priorities are winning state titles and getting good test scores on useless state required exams. As long as we look good on paper, both the LISD school district and HS principals hide in their offices and turn the other cheek. My daughter and her friends constantly tell me about the drug problem at Marcus. Good kids sometimes do make bad choices not matter how they were parented but let’s be honest we are all to blame. We need to demand that the school district have a zero tolerance rule and then actually enforce the rules even if it is our star football player. No more 3 strikes and then you’re punished. The system has let these kids down and future generations unless we demand changes. There is more to self worth than being over 200 pounds in order to play football in the great state of Texas!

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  50. Wall Street Investment Banker says:

    Lets be honest, Flower Mound police don’t deserve anything. The perpetual harassment and disrespect they exhibit towards teens in this town is part of the problem!!

    1. Taylor says:

      No it is parents that attack the FMPD in front of their kids and always rescue their kids from consequences that is part of the problem. Kids have to take responsibility for their choices.

  51. Al Papas says:

    Let’s see what type of special program THEY will create specifically for those arrested, maybe deferred judgment or it was probably the first offense for all of them so lets just give them a slap on the wrist. In two years, FMPD will see an even larger population of Meth heads. None of these overly privileged prissy punks will get anything close to the time that an under privileged city slicker would get, go figure.

  52. Jonathan Bellew says:

    It got extra real on this post.

  53. Turtle Island says:

    Trying to stop the drug trafficking by only arresting the addicts turned dealers will be as successful in discouraging heroin addiction as treating a brain tumour with aspirin. Either arrest the big time money men and international drug traffickers or give up. Our country did not have this much trouble with heroin addiction when people could legally buy heroin pills without a doctors prescription for their tooth aches from pharmacies.

  54. Lindsay Van Meter says:

    I hope this can bring some of those impacted by this some peace. http://lindsayelise0527.blogspot.com/2011/05/heroin-on-mind.html

    Not judging, just praying.
    Stay strong.

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  57. Mike Viscusi says:

    As far as I am concerned, they are ALL going to prison. End of story. What a waste of life. Goes to show you that an education is required in this day and age to make an honest living. None of them had that drive.

    As for the FMPD, as a Flower Mound teen I never had an issue with them. Whenever I saw an officer at my old part time job, they would always greet me respectfully and I always respected them in return. They are honest cops that are doing their job, and I commend them for locking up these degenerate losers. I commend them even more for asking the DEA for help when they knew that this case might require some help!

    GO FMPD! I will always support you guys!

    Mike Viscusi

    1. Glenn Beck says:

      Although the FMPD is ridiculous in their assertive traffic procedures, I’m glad these F-up’s are getting what they deserve.
      Glenn

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