Drug Growing Operation Busted Near Schools
POSTED: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 2:28pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 12:47pm
EL PASO, TX - Drug busts are common in the Borderland, but this one is something else. A marijuana growing operation in an affluent neighborhood near El Paso schools.
Sheriff's deputies busted the drug growing operation last Friday. They say several marijuana plants, along with illegal mushrooms, were found at a home in the 6900 block of Imperial Ridge.
A Sheriff's Deputy lives right next door to the house where the drugs were found. He wouldn't talk to us on camera, but off camera he said it makes him angry that his neighbors thought they could do this right next door to him and not get caught.
We knocked on other neighbors' doors to get their take on drugs in their neighborhood, but not one person we spoke with wanted to go on camera. However, we were told the people who live at the house are quiet, and there's never been a problem before.
"I've only been in this neighborhood for six months and no, I never thought something like this would happen," one neighbor said.
He said it's upsetting that drugs were found in the neighborhood because schools are nearby.
"We have the Cross Country team running through here. The park is close by, there's always kids around."
No one was inside when police did the bust so no one's been arrested yet. However, police say several people could be facing charges. We'll keep you up to date.