MEXICAN CARTELS Take Over Texas Homes (Video)
REMEMBER: DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said just last week–
“It is inaccurate to state, as too many have, that the border is overrun with violence and out of control. This statement — often made only to score political points — is just plain wrong.”
Nothing to see here folks. Move along.
But that was last week.
Yesterday it was reported that Mexican cartels are taking over Texas homes.
Mexican cartels are setting up shop in North Texas.
CBS DFW reported:
Picture the perfect North Texas neighborhood. They are children running along the streets. The houses have beautiful lawns with manicured shrubbery. Big trees line the sidewalks. College fans show their true colors by flying flags showing their favorite teams.
But, if you take a much closer look at some middle-to-upper class North Texas neighborhoods, you may see a slight difference in some homes. The windows are sealed off with shutters that never open or dark-tinted windows. There is a mysterious silence that lurks around the home. What’s behind the closed doors of these house? No one would ever suspect- except maybe Ed Fox, who heads up the Volunteers on Patrol Program for the Prestonwood West Neighborhood.
“It not only took this one down, but about three others,” says Fox as he looks a former house that sold drugs. In the last two-years, Fox has alerted law enforcement to suspicious activity that’s taken down several houses for growing, manufacturing or selling drugs.
“It’s just scary…to know we were so close to something, something could really turn violent,” says Johnna Wolverton who lives behind one of the drug houses authorities raided. The mother of two small children installed the expensive barrier to protect her little ones after she became aware that dealers lived in the home.
CBS 11 has learned that the dealers used guns to protect the enormous amount of money and drugs found inside. A few blocks away, an undercover drug investigator takes CBS 11 to another house. It is a large ranch-style white house with a beautiful lawn. The house now belongs to another family, but the investigator, who did not want us to reveal his identity, said it looked just like this when it was a “grow” house.
Is the Mexican drug cartel’s presence increasing here in North Texas? “Absolutely,” says the investigator showing us around. He admits it is ‘scary.’ “They’ll do whatever it takes to get into your neighborhood and hide.”
“That’s where we are finding the high powered weapons,” says Constable Ben Adamcik, who says he has helped the Dallas Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration take down 40 of these homes in the last three years. It’s not common for Constables to get involved in this activity, but Adamcik is a former police officer and fighting drugs is his passion. The father and grandfather is determined to protect the children in the neighborhoods he protects.
But don’t worry. There is no need for concern. Janet Napolitano told us so.