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25 in custody after multi-agency drug bust in San Antonio area

Officials say they expect more arrests to be made. Those now in custody are facing multiple state and federal felonies.

MEDINA COUNTY, Texas — More than 20 arrests have been made as part of a multi-agency investigation into drug distribution in south-central Texas after a Thursday-morning bust resulted in 15 being taken into custody, while drugs and guns were also found at properties in Hondo and San Antonio. 

Officials said 40 pounds of meth, 20 grams of heroin, 11 firearms and $10,000 were seized in the bust, which involved authorities with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Hondo Police, Texas DPS, the Medina County Criminal District Attorney's Office and the Medina County Sheriff's Office. 

"Medina County is a beautiful community. It's a beautiful place to raise a family, it's a beautiful place to live. We just want the community to know that we want to keep it safe for families," said Mark Haby, criminal district attorney for Medina County. "We want to make sure it remains that beautiful for families to live, to raise children, for children to go to school."

Officials said the operation distributed drugs in multiple Texas counties as well as Mexico. Thursday's arrests and seizures were the result of an investigation which began in October of 2020. 

Authorities say a total of 25 suspects, as young as 23 and as old as 46, have been taken into custody, their charges ranging from drug possession and evading arrest to narcotics distribution in jail and firearm theft. More arrests are expected as the investigation continues.