HAMILTON, Texas (AP) – Almost two dozen people have been arrested after Central Texas authorities went undercover into a drug ring that included black tar heroin being sold from a small-town chicken restaurant drive-through window.

Hamilton is about 110 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that 20 people have been arrested for felony delivery of a controlled substance.

And while serving warrants, officials also arrested three other people and charged them with possession of a controlled substance.

Sheriff’s officials said that the focus of the undercover operation began targeting methamphetamine suppliers in October 2016.

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During the operation, they also discovered that black tar heroin was being sold from a now-closed Bush’s Chicken in Hamilton.

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Officials say several of the suspects were actual or self-proclaimed members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.

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