County joins forces with groups to combat drugs on beaches

County joins forces with groups to combat drugs on beaches

Matagorda County Sheriff’s authorities are planning to join forces with the Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Coast Guard Investigative Service and the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency to monitor the shoreline and waters for narcotics.

On Wednesday, June 2, Lt. Philip Hester, head of the narcotics division for the Matagorda County Sheriff’s office, set up a meeting with the police agencies to discuss further plans to keep an eye on the flow of narcotics that are washing ashore on Matagorda County beaches.

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