Update: Another suspect in this investigation has been located and arrested.
On Saturday, June 27, 2020, 40-year-old Alejandro Meza was arrested and charged with fraud Use/Possession of Identifying Info, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, No Drivers License and the outstanding ICE warrant.
During the arrest, investiagtors found and seized evidence related to the use and distribution of methamphetamine.
Meza was also in possession of social security cards and ID that were not his, which indicated possible identity theft.
Meza was wanted by Immigration Customs Enforcement at the time of arrest.
The investigation continues.
Below is the previous story:
CLIFTON, Texas- A suspect is in custody after a 6 month long narcotics investigation.
In late 2019, Clifton Police began an investigation into narcotics trafficking being conducted from a local residence.
Over a period of 6 months, officers conducted surveillance and gathered information and evidence of narcotics use, possession and distribution as well as human trafficking.
Undercover officers successfully accessed a network and ultimately purchased methamphetamine from suspects at the location.
McLennan County SO, Hamilton County SO and Hamilton PD were contacted after officers determined a source or supplier had ties to McLennan County and Hamilton County.
On June 25, 2020 at 5:40 a.m. officers with Clifton PD, assisted by Deputies from Bosque County S.O., S.W.A.T. from McLennan County S.O., U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. executed a search warrant at a residence in Clifton.
Methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and evidence of narcotics trafficking were all found by officers at the residence.
One man has been arrested and charged with manufacture/delivery of controlled substance.
Future charges and arrests are pending as a result of this investigation