Corpus Christi police say they have shut down a neighborhood drug operation at a residence on Josephine Street Thursday.
Five people were arrested in that home, and crack and powder cocaine were also discovered.
Police said they have been working the case for three months, and during that time, they had been able to make several purchases of crack cocaine.
Officers showed up to the home at around 11 a.m. They said that Willie Massey was running a low-profile crack cocaine operation out of the house. They found Massey and arrested him for the manufacture and delivery of the substance.
Three other people ended up behind bars because they had warrants out for their arrests, and one female was arrested in possession of powder cocaine. Massey, however, was the one police were really after.
"They were dealing pretty regularly," said Captain David Cook of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "He's not what I would call a mid-level dealer. He'd get a certain amount, he'd deal it until he ran out, and he would go what we call re-up, get another supply."
Police said Massey was dealing to anyone in the neighborhood, or anyone who showed up wanting to buy drugs. Investigators said his one and only job is to sell drugs, and they said they would not be surprised if he starts again once he makes bond.
Police are going to contact his landlord and make sure he is evicted. If that does not happen, then police could move to seize the property and the home under nuisance laws.
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