Shannon Hills Ice Bust

Shannon Hills Ice Bust

It's the biggest ice bust in the history of Shannon Hills or Alexander in Saline County. Now, an illegal immigrant sits behind bars in connection with it.
It's the biggest ice bust in the history of Shannon Hills or Alexander in Saline County. Now, an illegal immigrant sits behind bars in connection with it.

A door was busted in by police when they served a search warrant Tuesday afternoon to get their hands on some expensive drugs.  Five and a half pounds of a highly concentrated form of meth called ice is worth $125,000 on the street. And in this upscale neighborhood that's not just a shock, it's unheard of.

"We came home and saw this mass of police cars in one circle and I was like 'ok'," said neighbor Franklin McMurrian.

McMurrian says he thought it might have been a fight at someone's house. He can't believe something like this happened just a few doors down from him and his daughters. Some neighbors told police they kept seeing strange cars driving to the house. And Shannon Hills and Alexander police have been working together on this bust for month.

"This is the biggest bust for Shannon Hills or Alexander," said Officer Jeff King with Shannon Hills.

By all accounts, this is a pretty normal house in a normal neighborhood. There is evidence that a child has lived here at some point. There's a car seat and a stuffed animal. But if you look at the mini-van, you'll see something out of the ordinary. Several expensive TV’s and when police took apart the van, that's where they found the drugs.

On top of that, they found about $5,000 in cash in a child's bedroom. And they're confiscating the money, the drugs, the TV’s, a car, and a minivan. Police only found one woman at the home 22 year old Carmen Acosta of Mexico. She may be deported. But they're also trying to find 3 others who lived at the home and one or 2 children. Police say this just goes to show crime knows no boundaries.

"Things like that can happen in any neighborhood, cause you never know who you're living beside," King says.

Neighbors are thankful police caught on to what was happening and stopped it.

"You're kind of glad they get it moved out and out quick," McMurrian said.

The relationships of all the people in the home are unclear but FOX16 is told Carmen Acosta was not the owner. She said she came here to stay with the owner and work.
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