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Drug Sales Made Across Southwestern Fort Worth

Drug arrests shock neighbors of suspects

By Ray Villeda
|  Monday, Feb 27, 2012  |  Updated 1:18 PM CDT
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Neighbors who watched as some of the suspects in the TCU Drug Bust were arrested say they're surprised that people they say were

Ray Villeda, NBC 5 News

Neighbors who watched as some of the suspects in the TCU Drug Bust were arrested say they're surprised that people they say were "friendly" are charged with dealing drugs.

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The 17 people arrested in Wednesday's Texas Christian University sting sold drugs across southwestern Fort Worth, according to arrest affidavits.

The affidavits list more than a dozen spots between Interstate 20 and Interstate 30 west of Interstate 35W. They range as far south as the Hulen Mall area and as far north as the University Park Village area.

The locations include a Kroger, a CVS, private residences and a fraternity house.

 

 

Eighteen people, including current TCU students, football players and former students, after a six-month investigation by Fort Worth and TCU police.

All but one of those arrested are accused of dealing drugs. One person was arrested on a possession of marijuana charge during the drug sting.

According to arrest affidavits, drug deals occurred across the southwestern side of Fort Worth.

Neighbors of some of the suspects said they were shocked by the arrests.

"The fact that they're TCU football players and they set role model for community -- they should have been more careful about what they were doing," said Jennifer Holbrook, who lives near David Yendry and Tyler Horn.

Yendry and Horn are both accused of selling marijuana.

Quincy Miller, lives next door to Tyler Cowdin and Michael King, who are both accused of selling marijuana from their home.

"I could see them throwing out bong water, but they're college kids -- didn't think anything of it," he said. "I was sure they were smoking. had no clue they were selling."

Sharon Thomas, who lives blocks away from campus on Waits Avenue near Bud Dillard and Earl Burke, said both were friendly.

Dillard and Burke are accused of selling prescription drugs.


Previous Coverage:
Article: Athlete Alludes to Rampant Drug Use on Team
Article: Names Revealed in TCU Drug Bust
Article: Majority of Students Face Multiple Charges
Article: Chancellor Victor Boschnini Statement on TCU Drug Bust
Gallery: Drug Bust Mug Shots
Video: TCU Drug Bust Timeline
Video: TCU Drug Sting Nets 17 Arrests
Video: Exclusive - Students Arrested in Drug Bust at TCU (Raw Video)
Video: "We Have Clear Expectations for Our Students" Chancellor Boschini, Jr.
Video: "Investigation Began 6 Months Ago" Chief Magee
Video: Community Differs in Reaction to TCU Drug Bust

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