Officers Arrest 27 Drug Dealers in Coleman County in 2010

Editor's Note: This article was published on on February 9, 2010. 

It started as a knock on the door, and then for roughly 27 people, the next sound was the slap of handcuffs.


After a year long investigation, many agencies came together to bust these men and women on drug charges, including one man who was on probation for a 2007 aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge.

"This brought a lot of success," said Coleman Police Chief Jay Moses. "This has been a long term effort to make Coleman and Coleman County a safer community."

This gets rid of a lot of folks that we deal with on a daily basis, that leads to a lot of crimes that spring out of narcotics investigations," says Coleman Sheriff Wade Turner.

Chief Moses and Sheriff Turner, along with Coleman County District Attorney Heath Hemphill, say this bust was only possible because of the combined efforts of seven different agencies. "We want to extend a big thank you to the [West Central Texas Interlocal Crime] Task Force, out of Abilene, we couldn't hae done this without them. As well as, to Taylor County Sheriff Les Bruce, who provided us with extra resources, today, and we appreciate that," says Hemphill.



These law men know, that the fight on drugs is not over, instead it's just the beginning of things to come. "It's not over with, it's an ongoing thing and we'll continue to battle it out every way we can," says Sheriff Turner.

With all of these arrests being made, and with the possibility of more to come, the officers involved know this is a step in the right direction.


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