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Operation Rio Grande

Press Release

Six Month Rio Grande DPS Task Force Totals

Tuesday February 6, 2018

The Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Operation Rio Grande Task Force and the DPS Criminal Interdiction team has compiled the following narcotics seized since the start of Operation Rio Grande on August 14. Below is a six month update of the seizures by DPS agents:

Operation Rio Grand Task Force Seizures

Spice: 75 jars (10 ounces)

Cocaine: 1.6 pounds

Methamphetamine: 17.1 pounds

Heroin: 1.5 pounds

Marijuana: 3 pounds

Mushrooms: 2 ounces

MDMA: 1 ounce

Stolen Vehicles: 20 Vehicles

Firearms: 12 Firearms

Warrants Served > $1,000,000.00

Drug Dealers Arrested: 75 Persons

Interdiction related seizures with SL Valley nexus

Cocaine                                         13.5 pounds

Methamphetamine                       5.2 pounds

Heroin                                           15.5 pounds

Marijuana                                      32 pounds

Firearms                                        2   Firearms

Currency                                       $185,851.00

Other                                            Total Seizures 19



Cocaine: 15 pounds

Methamphetamine: 22.3 pounds

Heroin: 17 pounds

Marijuana: 35 pounds

Spice: 10 ounces

Mushrooms: 2 ounces

MDMA: 1 ounce

Ecstasy Pills: 93 Pills

Firearms: 14 Firearms

Stolen Vehicles: 20 Vehicles

Drug Dealers:  75 Persons

Trafficking Seizures: 19 Seizures




Joe Dougherty
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety


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