Jason Whitely reports
ROWLETT - A grandmother faces charges in the largest heroin bust in this city's history.
Barbara Simms, 60, is charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in a drug free zone.
Her home, where police say she made cheese heroin, is across from a city park - the drug free zone.
After serving a search warrant late Wednesday night, police collected more than $25,000 in black tar heroin, along with sleeping pills.
Combined, it could have made 3,343 doses of cheese heroin, which is usually aimed at teenagers.
"Simms was a high level drug dealer," said Lt David Nabors, Rowlett Police Department.
Besides cheese heroin and its ingredients, police also confiscated three loaded weapons, including an AK-47 and counterfeit cash.
"We had two SWAT officers on our lawn," said Greg Duncan, the suspect's neighbor.
Simms could face more charges, including federal, Nabors said.