Texas police arrest 18-year-old suspect after methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl found in home with newborn
Police executed a search warrant at a Lake Worth, Texas residence and arrested an 18-year-old suspect after finding various drugs and firearms in the home.
The Lake Worth Police Department’s Special Operations Unit said detectives found four firearms, 60 grams of methamphetamine, 20 grams of heroin and 14 grams of suspected fentanyl at the home.
Hayden Elijah Alcaraz-Ybarra, 18, was arrested and charged with two counts of manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance, police said.
Lake Worth police also said two children, including a newborn, were found at the home.
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No one was injured during the operation.
“We are committed to creating a safe environment where life and business thrive, and eradicating such nonsense from our neighborhoods is just one of the many ways to achieve this,” Lake Worth Police said.
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Lake Worth continues to crack down on the production and distribution of fentanyl, which has become one of the top killers in the opioid crisis.
Last year, Lake Worth police conducted their largest drug bust in department history by executing an arrest warrant at a residence on Lakeside Drive.
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Lake Worth Police Chief JT Manoushagian said at a press conference May 24, 2022, that officers arrested Jon Curb days earlier on May 20 and seized a total of 3, 75 kilograms of various drugs at his home, according to KXAS.
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The drugs had an estimated street value of $2,285,250.00. Several firearms were also found in the house.
“We are incredibly happy that these drugs and these weapons are no longer on the streets, and that they will not tear lives apart,” Chief Manoushagian said at the time.
Lake Worth, Texas is located just northwest of Fort Worth and about 40 miles west of Dallas.