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  • Massive drug busts
  • Fentanyl coming over the border
  • Methamphetamine is a big issue

Compared to many other states, you would have to say that Texas law enforcement works hard to make drug busts. While some police forces here are letting people go for small amounts of marijuana, they will go all out when it's large amounts.

They go especially hard against methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl. Fentanyl abuse and trafficking is a fairly recent addition to the list.

Treat Every Drug Coming From Mexico Into Texas Like It's Laced With Fentanyl 

It is the drug that end users aren't really asking for, yet somehow gets into everything. Fentanyl added to any other drug makes it seem like "it's working" and is used by dealers to make whatever they are selling more potent.

The problem is the dose and little differences in the amount could range from the drug's desired effect to landing the user in the hospital or worse yet, the morgue.

Drugs Are Still Streaming Across The Border With Mexico 

With the legalization of marijuana in states bordering Texas and all over the U.S. the desire for what used to be called "dirt weed" is way down. Cartels have switched to more powerful offerings and almost every drug, even marijuana, that is illegally trafficked here could be laced with dangerous amounts of fentanyl.

More than ever, stopping dangerous drugs from getting to the end user in Texas is what it's all about. These top 12 busts come from all over the state from the border to Deep East Texas and all the way up to Lubbock.

See the biggest busts so far in Texas for 2023.

The Biggest Drug Busts in Texas for 2023...So Far

While it's nowhere near the amount of busts made in 2021 and 2022, the year 2023 has been a busy one for Texas law enforcement. Take a look at just a few of the Lone Star state's biggest and most notable drug busts. We'll keep this updated throughout the year!

**Last updated: September 23, 2023

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