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Grayson deputies help make million dollar drug bust

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Part of the haul in a $1.25 million drug bust near Tyler, Texas. (Courtesy) Part of the haul in a $1.25 million drug bust near Tyler, Texas. (Courtesy)
Joe Huang was arrested after deputies allegedly found drugs in his RV. (Courtesy) Joe Huang was arrested after deputies allegedly found drugs in his RV. (Courtesy)

Two Grayson County deputies played a role in a major drug bust in East Texas.

The deputies -- part of the North Texas Sheriffs' Criminal Interdiction Unit (NTXCIU) -- pulled over a recreational vehicle near Tyler. They found 976 pounds of marijuana and more than 2,000 dosage units of THC concentrate vaping cartridges. 

The street value of the drugs is estimated at $1.25 million.

"They recovered marijuana, cocaine, heroin... all kinds of different drugs. You name it, they've found it," said Grayson County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Bigham.

Joe Huang, 51, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana greater than 50 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds. He was freed on a $100,000 bond.

Huang's wife was in the RV with him, but she was not arrested.

"There's a lot of different things that could happen," Bigham said. "There's state charges that are possible; there are also maybe federal charges that are also looked into as to how much drugs it was, where they were going."

NTXCIU works out of eight counties to help combat drug activity and human trafficking.

"Some counties have limited resources and limited officers or limited deputies that are able to work at any given time," explained Sgt. Larry Christian of the Smith County Sheriff's Office. "These guys ... come together from time to time and work with one another and target those individual counties."

Investigators said the drugs were being transported from California to Georgia.

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