U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

APD makes $1.1M K2 bust

November 09, 2017 - 8:30 am

AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin Police successfully seized some $1.1 million in K2, the department announced Wednesday.

Officials say a Crime Stoppers tip led them to a group that was dealing large amounts of K2 (Synthetic Cannabinoid) in the Austin area. The tipster stated the suspects were going to Houston to pick up a large amount of the drug to bring back for distribution. An investigation was initiated and several of the suspects were identified.

Members of APD’s Organized Crime Division Narcotics Conspiracy Team and the DEA Tactical Diversion Squad coordinated with the Houston Police Department Kush Task Force. Surveillance was conducted on the suspects as they traveled back into Austin. Austin police patrol officers conducted a Felony Car Stop on the vehicle and four suspects were taken into custody.

A probable cause search of the vehicle found 74.32 kilos of K2 in multiple trash bags. The seizure represents 222,960 individual doses of K2 with a street value of $1,114,800.

Department officials say this is a great example of cooperation between citizens and the department. Police ask anyone with information about this case or similar cases to call Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-TIPS.

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