Wichita Co. Drug Interdiction team helps with drug stops

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Officials with the Wichita County Sheriff's Office tell Newschannel 6 a Hispanic woman and two Hispanic males are charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance following a traffic stop.

This comes after a Wichita County Drug Interdiction deputy and his K-9 partner found more than $750,000 worth of drugs Saturday afternoon.

Sheriff David Duke said a fourth person was also involved but was not charged.

"One of the females had a 7-year-old child with her and it was determined through interviews that she didn't know there was methamphetamine hidden in the car," Sheriff Duke said.

Also, this weekend a 20-year-old woman was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana after deputies said six pounds of pot was found during a traffic stop.

Sheriff Duke said their interdiction team is one of the reasons they are able to make these stops.

"They are specifically targeting people that are transferring narcotics," Sheriff Duke said.

The K-9's also played a big role.

"Our K-9's train weekly on different drug detections, back to handler protection and patrol protection," Sheriff Duke said.

While the public may think there are more drugs on the street because of recent arrests, Sheriff Duke said they have always been there but now they're getting caught thanks to the interdiction team.

The county interdiction team got its start four years ago.

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