SAN ANTONIO — Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said drugs, cash and weapons were found during a joint operation between SWAT and DEA.
A search warrant was executed Wednesday at a pair of adjacent homes in the 100 block of Harcourt Avenue on the south side of San Antonio.
Sheriff Salazar said earlier in the morning, a vehicle leaving that home was stopped and deputies found cash and weapons. Two suspects were arrested and investigators were then able to get enough information for a search warrant. In an update Thursday, Salazar said six people were arrested.
Investigators found about 50 pounds of marijuana worth about $900,000, 1.7 kilos of methamphetamine worth about $85,000, and 249 grams of heroin worth about $25,000 and 69 grams of cocaine worth about $5,000.
Investigators also found marijuana vaping cartridges that are legal in other states but not Texas. Those cartridges had been shipped in from another state.
"If you look at the majority of the homicides that we have handled over the last two years, many of them have been drug related and a lot of them, in my opinion, have been marijuana related," Sheriff Salazar said. "So don't think because its marijuana, it is any safer. In many cases, marijuana will get you killed just as quickly as cocaine and heroin."
12 guns and two sets of military-grade body armor were also found, and two motorcycles were seized, Sheriff Salazar said. Investigators believe the homes are associated with a white supremacy group. The group was not named by officials.
The sheriff also said there was a "very hostile" pit bull in the house and Animal Care Services were called to help with the situation.
A total of six people have been arrested and are facing federal charges.