Meth lab busted across from Whitesboro school

By: Mystic Matthews Email
By: Mystic Matthews Email

WHITESBORO, Tex. - A meth lab is busted in Whitesboro, right across the street from a school.

Grayson County Sheriff's Deputies obtained a search warrant Tuesday afternoon. When they arrived, they say they found the workings of a meth lab, which had been operational as late as Tuesday morning.

Three people were taken into custody, two of whom were arrested.

Lieutenant Jay Whitney says charges could be more severe because of the location of the lab. “I think courts will take into advisement right across street from school and numerous kids playing in the yards on either side of this house when we first started watching it today prior to hitting it with the search warrant.”

The names of the two people arrested have not been released, but officials say the two are well known in the drug community.

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  • by cr Location: mead on Mar 31, 2008 at 04:44 PM
    legalize, let the junkies go to the health department to get thier fix: charge them $3.00 a dose, $2.00 tax fee. that will take the profit margin out of drug dealing. it works in the netherlands. they virtually have no crime rate there. wake up people! the drug war is a con job to get your tax dollars and feed the judicial machine...
  • by Ha Ha Location: Sherman on Mar 30, 2008 at 07:35 PM
    Ha Ha!!! You people are funny!!! To "Get all the facts" don't make fun of peoples spelling unless you are confident in spelling yourself!!! LOL "then quite to take a better paying job" Did he quit?? Or did he quite??? Whitesboro graduate????
  • by Get all the Facts Location: Whitesboro on Mar 30, 2008 at 05:37 AM
    What is funny here is how all the people from all over the Texoma area, first that can't spell to save their life and second have a comment about what happened in a town that they more than likely have never been to. Worry about your own NEIGHBORHOOD and leave ours alone. Another thing that is interesting is that someone can comment about a Whitesboro Officer that was terminated 4 years ago, then re-hired when he agreed to drop his wrongful termination lawsuit, then quite to take a better paying job after working back at Whitesboro for an additional year, and now works for the very agency that everyone is praising......and has for two years. Get a clue, so much ignorance out there and to many people opening their mouth before engaging their brain!
  • by anonymous 2 Location: whitesboro on Mar 29, 2008 at 09:20 PM
    anonymous in whitesboro, you need to get your facts straight about officer Hanning. There was more to it than just firing him. As a matter of fact, he was not fired but released due to other implications. Yes, Whitesboro neeeds to get with it and offer the officers competitive pay and establish a drug program. However, when dealing with young kids, is it not the parents responsiblity to be a parent and not the school? Shouldn't a parent be more aware of what their kids are into? Just my thoughts
  • by Anonymous Location: Whitesboro on Mar 28, 2008 at 09:06 PM
    Anonymous in Cooke County, it sounds to me that you think every thing can be fixed with a "program". Programs cost money, usally tax money. I am for rehab but not as an alternitive to punishment. You can not help an addict who does not want to help themselves. And your comments about the family and friends being a support, all good there if they are not addicts themselves. I have children who attend that school and if they were ever threatend or tempted I would be the one going to jail. I think it quite ironic that a couple of years ago Whitesboro had a police officer with a drug dog on campus but was fired and was not replaced. Way to go Whitesboro city council! My thanks to the GCSO and all persons working on this, please keep up the good work.
  • by KAREN Location: OKLAHOMA on Mar 28, 2008 at 03:24 PM
    Cindy from Whitesboro - think about it - meth labs smell, people selling have traffic at there houses continuously, they are across from the school, most schools have on campus police trained to notice "meth lab" smells, and high traffic houses - need I spell it out to you further? OH, I guess I do - according to your post! I never said the officer would be off campus - just have eyes and a nose. I didn't call them "campus security guards" either I called them "on campus officers". Or do you need someone to read and interpret for you also?
  • by Anonymous Location: Cooke County on Mar 28, 2008 at 10:03 AM
    Rehabilitation does not always mean a treatment facility. Family and support play an even bigger role in an addicts recovery. Yes, it is difficult to get someone help that does not want it. But, the whole point is to make recovery possible and available. By the way, the probation dept in Grayson and Cooke county do not always offer rehab treatment to drug offenders. And it is not mandatory either! I know this for a fact! Maybe we should make this mandatory for any drug conviction, whether they want it or not! One of the biggest problems within a drug addicts mind is DENILE. Jail is only a temporary solutiion to an ongoing problem that gets bigger everyday.
  • by Opinion8ed Location: on Texoma on Mar 28, 2008 at 06:27 AM
    To anonymous in Cooke Co, you are right about rehab being very expensive. It should not be as difficult as it is for people to get their loved one or themselves into rehab; however, the addict must want help. Most of the people arrested for drugs start on probation, it is unususal for someone convicted of a simple possession of drugs case to go straight to prison. Probation offers them rehab - a lot of them refuse to do it and do not want help. Even when the court orders them to rehab, many refuse and just take prison instead. What can you do when the person does not want to stop?? I have a couple of addicts in my family and have seen this first hand.
  • by Anonymous Location: Cooke County on Mar 27, 2008 at 06:17 PM
    LOL Night Owl.... rattle on and on... At least I got your attention! Not an expert, just well informed and trying to do the same for you. Maybe it will help you or someone else one day.... Since I am all about helping people instead of contributing to the problem.
  • by Night Owl Location: sherman on Mar 27, 2008 at 03:14 PM
    Anonymous in Cooke County, you seem to know an awful lot about meth. Are you an expert? Do you need the help? I hear it causes people to rattle on and on and on...
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