Heroin among drugs seized from northwest Houston home

- Deputy constables raid a house and find what they believe to be an elaborate set-up of suspected narcotics, including methamphetamine, black tar heroin, crack, Codeine and marijuana. They arrived to the home on Cortlandt Street on Thursday morning. The home is not far from Booker T. Washington High School
and The High School for Engineering Professions.

37-year-old Barry Dixon and 45-year-old Craig Ross, both Houston residents, will be charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver near a school. Ross is also charged with felony possession of a firearm.

A 9mm handgun was taken from the home and deputy constables say it was fully loaded and behind the front door. Other items were taken in as evidence including scales and devices that law enforcement officers believe were used for cooking the drugs.

Students at the nearby school had just returned to classes on Monday.

Constable Alan Rosen says he discovered the house in June after witnessing a drug purchase there. 

Neighbors say they are relieved that the drugs are off the streets but remain alarmed at how close the drug house is to the school and remain especially concerned about the welfare of the children in the community.

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