A suspicious activity and burglary call to a Kenswick residence in Humble led deputies to uncover one of the largest methamphetamine seizures ever.
Harris County Pct. 4 deputies responded on April 22 to a burglary/suspicious activity call in the Kenswick subdivision on Bolton Bridge, according to Capt. Wally Wieghat. When deputies went next door to the adjacent home to ask residents if they had observed any suspicious activity concerning the burglary, they found the back door wide open.
Weighat explained that when the deputies looked inside the residence, they saw massive amounts of methamphetamine being prepared for distribution.
Seeing the drugs in plain sight was enough evidence for deputies to obtain a search warrant for the residence late that evening.
“It was a lot of methamphetamine,” said Wieghat. “We think it was being cut up in the residence for distribution.”
Deputies seized 31.98 lbs. of refined methamphetamine, 3.8 lbs. of unrefined methamphetamines and 35 milliliters of liquid methamphetamine. The drugs were seized and processed on Monday night and into Tuesday morning, according to Wieghat.
Deputies also discovered and seized approximately 10 guns that were located in the attic and throughout the residence. Some of the weapons discovered included a Thompson machine gun, handguns and rifles.
No arrests have yet been made and the investigation continues. Wieghat noted that community vigilance in watching for suspicious activity can have positive results.
“This is exactly why we nee the community to be involved,” he said. “Community awareness is what led to this residence and this find. If they see suspicious activity and they report it, it can pay off. We took a lot of dangerous narcotics off the streets.”
Wieghat said that the estimated street value of the drugs was $3 million.
“It’s the largest methamphetamine bust I’ve been involved in for the past 23 years,” he said. “It’s a considerable amount.”
The community is asked to call the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office with any information about the investigation or the residents of the home at 281-446-1196.