DEA conducts drug bust on 900 block of Hazel Drive

At approximately 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 the DEA – Drug Enforcement Administration, conducted a drug bust on the 900 block of Hazel Drive on the city’s southside. The bust led to the seizure of an undisclosed amount of drugs and cash. Information of arrests and amounts are expected to be released at a later time by DEA agents.

According to neighbors, the home had been vacant for several months and construction was taking place by contractors. Several neighbors reached out to the Crónica after they spotted DEA agents taking out household items with masks on.

According to police, when officers use masks, it usually means that fentanyl, meth, or any kind of chemical used to manufacture drugs were possibly found and officers cannot inhale any of those substances due to the recent surge of fatal drug overdoses, such as fentanyl.

The drug bust on Hazel Drive comes at a time when local law enforcement offices are being warned by the DEA about nationwide cases of mass fentanyl overdoses. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sent a letter to law enforcement agencies across the country last month warning of “mass-overdose events” caused by fentanyl. In that letter, the DEA named an overdose event that happened two months ago in downtown Austin. The DEA wrote that 21 people overdosed in Austin on March 4, three of those people died.

The Corpus Christi Police Department also assisted in the drug bust by shutting down the street as DEA agents confiscated numerous of items from the home.

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