Ice seized in a bust in texas
LARGE SEIZURE OF “ICE” METHAMPHETAMINE&#8232;NEAR CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS The DEA South Central Laboratory (Dallas, Texas) recently received 75 plastic-wrapped, sealed plastic containers, each containing large crystalline shards, suspected “Ice” methamphetamine (see Photos 11 and 12). The containers were all the same size (about 6 x 12 x 3 inches), but were a variety of colors, both bodies and lids. The exhibits were seized by an unspecified law enforcement agency from the passenger side fuel tank of an 18-wheel truck in Sarita, Texas (about 100 miles north of Brownsville, Texas), and were submitted by the DEA Corpus Christi Resident Office. Analysis of the crystals (total net mass 74.7 kilograms) by FTIR, GC/MS, GC/FID, and HPLC confirmed 98.1 percent d-methamphetamine hydrochloride (“Ice”). This is the fifth largest seizure of methamphetamine ever submitted to the South Central Laboratory.