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.READ MORE: FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Booster Shots From Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
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.READ MORE: DFW Nonprofits To Start Holiday Drives Early Due To Supply Chain Concerns
During the operation, they also discovered that black tar heroin was being sold from a now-closed Bush’s Chicken in Hamilton.
Officials say several of the suspects were actual or self-proclaimed members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.MORE NEWS: Arlington Police Officer Shoots, Kills Suspect Who Allegedly 'Drove Directly Towards Officer'
(© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)