Texas police arrest 18-year-old suspect after meth, heroin, and fentanyl found in home with newborn baby
Police executed a search warrant at a residence in Lake Worth, Texas, and arrested an 18-year-old suspect after they found various drugs and firearms in the home.
The Lake Worth Police Department’s Special Operations Unit said detectives found four firearms, 60g of meth, 20g of heroin, and 14 grams of suspected fentanyl at the home.
Hayden Elijah Alcaraz-Ybarra, 18, was arrested and charged with two felony counts of manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance, police said.
Lake Worth police also said two children, including a newborn, were found at the home.
No one was injured during the operation.
“We are committed to creating a safe environment where life & commerce thrive, & eradicating nonsense like this from our neighborhoods is just one of the many ways to do that,” Lake Worth police said.
Lake Worth continues to crack down on the production and distribution of fentanyl, which has become a top killer in the opioid crisis.
Last year, Lake Worth police conducted their largest drug bust in the department’s history when they executed an arrest warrant at a residence on Lakeside Drive.
Lake Worth Police Chief JT Manoushagian said during a press conference on May 24, 2022, that officers arrested Jon Curb just days earlier, on May 20, and seized a total of 3.75 kilograms of various drugs at his home, according to KXAS.
The drugs had an estimated street value of $2,285,250.00. Several firearms were also found in the home.
“We’re incredibly happy these drugs and weapons are off the street, and they aren’t going to tear any lives apart,” Chief Manoushagian said at the time.
Lake Worth, Texas, is located just northwest of Fort Worth and about 40 miles west of Dallas.