HOUSTON – Harris County officers raided a drug house Thursday morning and you wouldn’t believe where the home was located — right across a street from a high school!
Harris County Precinct 1 official said Barry Dixon, 37, and Craig Ross, 44, were charged with possession of a controlled substances with intent to deliver after being arrested at a home in the 3900 block of Cortland St. The charges were enhanced due to the raid’s proximity to Booker T. Washington High School. Ross was also charged with a felony possession of a firearm.
A third suspect was taken into custody during the raid but was not charged, officers said.
Investigators said when deputies served a search warrant on the house they found what appeared to be heroin, crack cocaine, meth and codeine.
An investigation of this particular home began about two months ago after Constable Alan Rosen witnessed what appeared to be an illegal drug transaction in front of the house, deputies said. Constable deputies said after they stopped a car for a traffic violation near the drug home, the driver — a nurse — confessed to authorities that she had purchased methamphetamine there.
Precinct 1 installed a hidden video camera nearby that officers said collected evidence for several weeks, including a return visit by the nurse.