Houston drug bust goes viral, but it’s just one of many by Bayou City police

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Updated 12:00 pm, Saturday, June 17, 2017

The internet was shocked by a particularly sinister drug operation recently busted by Houston-area police.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office investigators said they found “bags and bags and bags” of methamphetamine disguised as lollipops after responding to a burglary call.

Police believe that the lollipops, whose total street value was worth nearly $1 million, were intended to target children

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News of the bust appeared on the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page and was shared more than 2,300 times, eventually being picked up by national outlets like The Washington Post and Vice news.

Of course, this drug bust is one of many that occur in Houston, a city U.S. justice officials have deemed a “high-intensity drug trafficking area.”

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According to a task force assigned to reduce drug trafficking, Houston’s “proximity to Mexico, transportation infrastructure, racial and ethnic diversity, corporate economy and international trade” make Houston “one of the nation’s primary distribution hubs, as well as a conduit for the movement of illegal drug proceeds to source countries.”

Click through above to see recent drug busts in the Houston area.

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