At about 6:30 p.m. on June 2, police were sent to conduct a welfare check in a remote desert area that is east of Interstate 25. When the authorities arrived, they found an El Paso woman and her two young children in a Chevy Trailblazer that was described as inoperable. The woman claimed that she was on her way to Santa Fe and had decided to take a shortcut through the desert.
On May 6, it was reported that a first-term Texas state representative was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving after she crashed her vehicle into a tree. The representative, who was identified as 36-year-old Victoria Neave, reportedly refused to participate in a field sobriety test.
A man was arrested on Monday, June 5, after he picked up a package from one Texas post office. The package contained 102 grams of Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid drug that is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. Fentanyl is often combined with other drugs, including heroin, to give a more powerful high. The prescription drug is also used legally as a painkiller and is available in United States pharmacies.
A pair of indictments announced by a U.S. attorney's office in Texas resulted in the arrest of seven people accused of drug trafficking. Raids conducted by law enforcement from multiple agencies apprehended six of the suspects in the area of Lubbock. Authorities caught the seventh person out of state.
Drugs are viewed as a major issue in Texas and throughout the nation. Law enforcement personnel are constantly seeking out those who are believed to be involved in drug trafficking or manufacturing. One investigation yielded indictments of 37 alleged members of the Texas Mexican Mafia .