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One of largest drug busts in Randall Co. history

Kristen Guilfoos
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - They've been under surveillance for more than a year, and now, most of them are behind bars for their role in an alleged drug ring. NewsChannel 10's Kristen Guilfoos has been following the story for several months now and has the latest on the meth investigation.

As of August 30th, 17 more people are now behind bars in connection with that drug ring. That brings the total to just over 60 people involved with the drugs, in one way or another. 

The arrests began back in May, when authorities nabbed these people, who they say were the bottom of the food chain in this drug operation. As they got closer and closer to the bosses of the alleged drug ring...they found these people , who they most recently arrested.

DPS Trooper Gabriel Medrano says, "meth is extremely destructive to the individuals that utilize it and for us to be able to take this many people off the streets is a huge deal for us. It goes a long way in protecting the people of the Panhandle."

The Department of Public Safety, along with local authorities from several different panhandle counties have been watching these people for quite some time.

They believe the group was buying cold medicine at Randall County pharmacies, which they then used to make the meth and sell it to Amarillo residents.

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