15 arrested in connection with meth busts at two Burnet County residences
December 04, 2013, 1:00 pm by James Walker
Local and state law enforcement officers arrested 15 people and conducted search warrants on two Burnet County properties Wednesday in connection with a multi-agency investigation of an area drug distribution and trafficking organization.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) initiated the investigation in May in cooperation with the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office, Austin Police Department, Cedar Park Police Department, Burnet County District Attorney Office, Burnet Police Department, Bertram Police Department, Llano Police Department, Llano County Sheriff’s Office, Heart of Texas Auto Theft Task Force, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
The searched properties were the residences of Jimmy Don Hardin and Glen Alexander, both of Bertram, who were among those arrested.
During the past six months, CID identified Hardin and associates as suspects in the alleged distribution of methamphetamine in Williamson, Burnet, Llano, Travis, Bell, Blanco, Lampasas, and Bastrop counties, DPS news release said.
CID agents also identified nearly 70 individuals either directly selling or using methamphetamine allegedly purchased from Hardin and associates, according to the news release.
Officers seized two ounces of methamphetamine, more than 70 firearms, more than $10,000 in cash, and more than 8,000 rounds of ammunition during the two property searches.
For more, see the weekend edition of The Highlander or the Burnet Bulletin.
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