$10.8 million meth bust in Mitchell County, with help of Sweetwater PD

Staff Writer

On Monday afternoon, June 10, Sweetwater Police Department were asked to assist the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office and 32nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office in searching a stopped vehicle. A K9 unit was dispatched to the scene where approximately 125 pounds of suspected liquid methamphetamine was discovered. As a result, law enforcement officers in Mitchell County and Sweetwater are celebrating the multi-million dollar methamphetamine bust.
Sweetwater Police Chief Brian Frieda said the liquid meth is worth an estimated $10.8 million. Frieda did not know how many people were arrested, why the vehicle was searched, or where the meth was headed because it’s a Mitchell County case...To read more, please see our print or online edition.