WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS - Two people are in jail following a police search at a Hutto home, which uncovered numerous rifles, handguns, explosives and illegal drugs Thursday.
The Hutto Police Department, as well as other agencies including the FBI, conducted the search warrant at the house in the 100 block of Pecan after several complaints from concerned citizens.
During the search, police said they found a "sizable amount of methamphetamine and cocaine," 21 rifles and handguns -- including one reported stolen in 1999 -- explosive-making materials, Molotov cocktails, pipe bombs and a box trailer with altered vehicle identification. Police added there were several other weapons throughout the house that were staged "in a defensive position."
"The citizens of Hutto are not going to tolerate this kind of behavior," said City Manager Odis Jones.
Chief Frankland said the police department originally received calls about the activity at the home back in April of this year and that his department has been investigating ever since.
"There were neighbors who live in that neighborhood around that residence who brought it up and said there were cars pulling up," Chief Frankland said. "They weren't staying for very long, a lot of foot traffic around the home."
The Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission, which was also involved, assisted by dismantling an illegal alcohol distillery that was located on the premises.
Chief Frankland said, "I am really proud of our officers and the Hutto Police department for the hard work they and our partners in law enforcement have been putting in both this investigation and in keeping these kinds of drugs and weapons off of our streets."
The identities of the suspects involved in the incident have not been released. Police said they are charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance. Other charges are pending as law enforcement continues their investigation.
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