More drug arrests made near TCU Thursday

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by CRAIG CIVALE

WFAA

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 16 at 9:21 PM

FORT WORTH - A day after police arrested 18 people, including 15 TCU students, investigators were out again near the university's campus again Thursday making arrests.

Four people were taken into custody at an apartment on South University Drive, just a few blocks from the TCU campus.

Investigators say they believe the suspects were selling meth out of the home, but couldn't say if the arrests had any connection to Wednesday's roundup of TCU students. The student arrest affidavits from Wednesday did not include any mentions of selling meth.

Names of the suspects have not been released.

When one of the men being brought in was asked if his arrest was in connection to TCU, he said, "What do you think?"

Witnesses said undercover police swarmed the building, and one suspect attempted to flee, but was run down by police.

"[The suspect] got on a bike and started taking off, and they tackled him right over there, on the sidewalk," said witness Chris Smith.

A few blocks away, we saw a TCU student moving out of his home, the same house where police records show undercover officers bought drugs. But a family member told News 8 the student moving out was not involved.
 
University officials did not release any new details today, but it did post a warning on its web site. The campus received an anonymous call from someone saying something was going to happen at the bookstore at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Extra officers patrolled the bookstore, but nothing ever happened.

E-mail ccivale@wfaa.com

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