Police: Nearly $100K in ecstasy found in southwest Houston home

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on August 9, 2012 at 6:15 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 9 at 12:27 PM

HOUSTON – About $100,000 in ecstasy pills, guns and drug-making equipment were confiscated during a bust at a southwest Houston home, police said late Wednesday.

Narcotics officers with the Houston Police Department moved in on a home in the 8800 block of Beckford Drive near Bacard Drive around 10 p.m.

Police said the homeowner, identified only as a male in his 30s, would be charged with possession of a controlled substance, as well as making and possessing illegal drugs for the purpose of distribution.

Narcotics officers said they found impressive equipment inside the home, including expensive pill presses, which turn powered drugs into pill form. Police also found at least two guns.

The exact street value of all the pills was unknown, but an early estimate put it at around $100,000.

Before officers surrounded the home, a hazmat team from the fire department was called in to assist, as officials weren’t sure what they’d find inside.

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