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Neighbor’s apartment fire leads to massive heroin, meth find

| Nov 28, 2018 | Criminal Defense |

Neighbors can be a blessing as well as a pain. While some neighbors can be great about babysitting, feeding the dog or loaning that cup of sugar, other neighbors are more of a problem than a help. Some are nosy, rude or just plain weird. Someone in Texas can now blame his neighbor for leading police to almost $3 million worth of heroin, meth and fentanyl in his apartment thanks to a fire in the neighbor’s home.

Police and firemen responded to a fire at a three-unit apartment complex on a recent Wednesday night. A fire started in the center unit, quickly raged out of control and spread to one of the adjoining units. Those two units were completely destroyed. The third unit was spared from the fire but had water and smoke damage.

When the fire was finally eliminated and police were able to enter the remaining unit large amounts of drugs were reportedly found inside. According to police, over 28 pounds of heroin, 95 pounds of meth, fentanyl, guns and body armor were found in the residence. The drugs are estimated by law enforcement to have a street value of about $3 million. No one was home at the residence at the time of the fire. Police are still investigating the incident, and an award is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

This drug find brings up a question: What does one really know about a neighbor? Most wouldn’t think their neighbors have millions of dollars of meth and heroin in their houses, but sometimes they do. No arrest has been made yet in this case, but when one is, the accused will face serious charges. The assistance of a knowledgeable Texas defense attorney will be needed to construct a solid defense and help fight for the most favorable outcome possible.