Drugs have been a big time money maker for quite some time now.

However, it seems in 2021, Amarillo has seen its share of big time drug busts increase. It's a troubling trend, especially as more drugs increase in popularity and use.

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On the heels of yet another big time drug bust in Center City, I wanted to dig into some of the biggest busts of the year.

But before we do, let's take a look at the numbers given by the Amarillo Police Department for the year 2020.

Amarillo Police Department - Annual Report

The annual report for 2020, which can be accessed here, paints a hefty picture.

The 'gg' denoted in their report refers to gigagrams, not just plain ol' grams. With just a little magic in converting the measurements (this site is neat for it), you'll get some perspective on the staggering amount of drugs available in Amarillo.

Remember that 1 ton = 2,000 lbs

  • 162.93 Gg of cocaine = 359,199,164 lbs = 179,600 ton
  • 222.74 Gg of crack-cocaine = 491,057,643 lbs = 245,529 ton

And that's not including the federal drug busts that have taken place in Amarillo this year--which you'll get to see below.

These big ol' federal busts take the cake for 2021. All of these busts involved drug amounts of street values over $250,000. The unknown street value ones were over these amounts as well, we just don't have an exact number.

Amarillo’s Drug Problem: A Look At The Biggest Drug Busts In 2021

Drugs have been a big time money maker for quite some time now.
However, it seems in 2021, Amarillo has seen its share of big time drug busts increase. It's a troubling trend, especially as more drugs increase in popularity and use.

On the heels of yet another big time drug bust in Center City, I wanted to dig into some of the biggest busts of the year.

Note from editor: An indictment is not a conviction. All individuals shown below who have not appeared in court for a judgement are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Texas 6 Most Wanted Fugitives (October 2021)

Take precaution and familiarize yourself with the following faces. These criminals are currently listed in the Texas 10 Most Wanted

The 806's Strange & Screwed Up Crimes Of 2021.....So Far

It's 2021 and folks are making up for staying indoors and following the law all throughout 2020. This isn't always a good thing, though. There have been quite a few odd, wacky, and outright grotesque crimes committed in the Texas Panhandle this year so far.

From Friona to Lubbock, there's plenty of bad behavior on display throughout the 806 in 2021.

Take a look at what these hellions have gotten themselves into: