A morning raid on Wednesday by DEA, DPS Narcotics Service and the Culberson County Sheriffâ€™s Office yielded four arrests for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (also known as “methâ€).
Arrested were: Daniel Madrid and Monica Barrow, 900 Fannin Street; Jose Dolores Franco, 406 Rivas Street, and Moses Tarango, 1409 Gramma Street, #8.
Sheriff Oscar Carrillo said that this particular raid was specifically targeted at meth distribution; however, he suggested that there will likely be other arresats in the future.
Saul Urias, also of Van Horn, currently in federal custody, will be notified of additional charges, said Mr. Carrillo.
Methamphetamine (also called meth, crystal, chalk, and ice, among other terms) is an extremely addictive stimulant drug that is chemically similar to amphetamine. It takes the form of a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder.
Methamphetamine is taken orally, smoked, snorted, or dissolved in water or alcohol and injected.
Smoking or injecting the drug delivers it very quickly to the brain, where it produces an immediate, intense euphoria.
Because the pleasure also fades quickly, users often take repeated doses, in a “binge and crashâ€ pattern, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.