At 7:00 a.m. this morning, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, along with multiple law enforcement agencies from Southeast Texas, began serving arrest warrants on seventeen (17) suspects for crimes ranging from possession and distribution of illegal narcotics, forgery, property crimes and parole violation. This five-month investigation targeted suspected traffickers of illegal narcotics in and through Hardin County. As of 12 noon today, 7 persons have been arrested on these outstanding warrants. Two additional suspects have been arrested, one for interference and obstruction and one for a parole violation.
A follow up release of information and identities will be made at approximately 4:00 p.m. today.