The money was stashed in a secret compartment in her car door. Silvia Flores, a middle-aged woman, was on the Gateway of the Americas Bridge, trying to cross from Laredo into Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. She was stopped, and in her secret compartment was more than $100,000. The 2009 incident didn't bring h ... More >>
In court documents, he is referred to as "Ruben." We don't know his real name, and we don't know if he was the first to make contact with the now-27-year-old Gerardo Cisneros, aka "Tatuado" or, simply, "Jerry." But we do know that in November 2012, Ruben made a call to Cisneros about "tickets." Cis ... More >>
A Texas state trooper was arrested in Cleburne Tuesday night after allegedly buying 6grams of methamphetamine. According to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, 47-year-old Jimmy Jay Gillman, an officer in the Texas Department of Public Safety's commercial vehicle enforcement unit, was picked up ju ... More >>
When Shannon Herrin's teenage son found his mom dead in her garage in August, Mineral Wells police were perplexed. There was no evidence of murder -- no trauma, no signs of a struggle, no one with any apparent reason to want her dead -- and yet there was the indisputable fact that Herrin's body was ... More >>
In October of 2009, James Capra, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Dallas Division, invited media to a press conference so he could show off the massive haul from a long-in-the-works bust involving the Mexican drug cartel known as La Familia: 220 pounds of methamphetamine, 4.5 kil ... More >>
In one East Texas town, a new brand of meth lab has business -- and the occasional house -- booming.
Kimberly ThorpeSome of the drugs and money seized by law-enforcement officials in the fall of 2009We were there in October of last year, when the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI, the I.R.S., the U.S. Secret Service and Texas Air National Guard -- and every other law-enforcing acronym -- ... More >>
Only a few days ago, The Dallas Morning News ran a piece about Texas' Tango Blast gang, which was formed within the confines of the state's penitentiaries and "could change the Dallas landscape because it rejects old notions of prison gang exclusivity and lifelong commitments," wrote Tanya Eiserer. ... More >>
The U.S. Attorney's Office just sent word: Arturo Tinoco is going to federal prison for a long, long time -- 19 years and then some. Why? Because twice in the span of seven months, the 29-year-old was stopped by Dallas police, who, both times, found a whole bunch of methamphetamine in the car -- not ... More >>
David Sheff signs at Satrbucks
Days of the New sober up at HOB
Little strapped for cash? Got knee pain? Migranes? Or maybe vaginal atrophy? Or a spastic colon? Meth addiction? Hypoactive sex drive? Well, do I have the solution for you! It's called Research Across America, a clinical-study biz with offices in Dallas (and El Paso, Manhattan and Reading, Penn.), a ... More >>
Mesquite cops get a coked-up ride
A messy job, but somebody's gotta do it
A parade of crazies keeps this Sea afloat
Millions in federal tax dollars are being spent by narcotics task forces in Texas to nab low-level users and dealers. Is this any way to wage a drug war?