Deadly Houston-area drug ring taken down; linked to fentanyl overdose deaths

A deadly Houston-area drug-trafficking ring has been taken down in a raid by a team of law enforcement agencies.

Six suspects were arrested on Wednesday, and firearms, vehicles and illegal drugs – some laced with fentanyl – were seized, thanks to a collaborative effort between Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office, the DEA, Texas DPS and the Houston Police Dept.

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The drug ring, which was operating in West Harris County, has been linked to several recent overdose deaths caused by fentanyl in the Houston area.

Deputies confiscated 1 kilo of fentanyl-laced heroin, ½ kilo of cocaine, and 3 kilos of crystal meth as well as other illegal narcotics.

Several stolen vehicles, a large amount of cash, and multiple handguns, assault-style weapons, 50-round magazine drums, large-caliber ammunition, and an unserialized and untraceable firearm were also seized in Wednesday's raid.

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Investigators are looking into whether the six suspects may be wanted in other drug-related crimes in the Houston area.

No word on the identity of the suspects or their charges at this time.