Corrizo Springs, TX -- Constable Marion Boyd will admit more law enforcement officers are needed in Dimmit County and with the help of U.S. Marshals he went after 15 suspected drug dealers in a sting operation.
The Marshals are from the Del Rio area. They suited up in protective gear and grabbed an arsenal of weapons to help Dimmit County officers working with the Precinct 3 Constable.
Boyd said the arrest warrants stem from an investigation dating back to 2010.
"We never get everyone we're looking for," admitted Boyd.
He said there has always been a drug problem in his county and believes the issue became a lot worse when more people and traffic moved in with the Eagle Ford Shale oil drilling business.
Things happen fast with a high potential for danger as officers approached homes with guns drawn.
In April, a bust landed 23 people in jail, accused of drug activity.
Today Boyd said 10 people were arrested around the county, including a man he considers a big fish in the small town of Corrizo Springs.
Investigators tell us they checked the man’s home finding cocaine, several hundred dollars in cash and a revolver.
Boyd talked about knowing the suspect for many years—growing up together.
He said the arrest is just business.
"As long as they keep selling drugs, we're going to be there to get them," he insisted.
The people arrested were taken to the Dimmit County Jail on drug related charges.