Police continue Baylor-related drug raids, arrest 3 for 15 pounds of hash
Three more people were arrested last Friday in connection to an initial raid on a Baylor marijuana distribution operation several months back.
Seemingly led by McGregor Police Department’s Detective Joe Coy, who has been involved in every raid so far, all outside of McGregor, the investigation has led to the arrests of at least eight people.
Larry Phillip Koss, Connor Phillip Koss and Le’ann Keogh Koss were arrested when officers from McGregor, Lorena, Robinson, Woodway and McLennan County Sheriff SWAT teams raided a home in the 5200 block of Chaparral Drive in Waco.
They found 15 pounds of hashish and $25,000 in cash. Firearms were also found but it was not clear if they were connected with the distribution operation.
According to statements in the Waco Tribune-Herald, officials said the amount of drugs found has become standard in recent drug raids and they think the stashes are linked to the proximity of the Baylor campus. They also do not think the Kosses were connected to or distributed to the four former Baylor students initially arrested for marijuana distribution in August.
Waco police spokesman Steve Anderson said Waco police were not involved in the raid, but Woodway police officers notified the department that the operation was taking place in Waco; further stating that it wasn’t unusual for officers from other cities to follow leads into another city.
If that happens, most departments notify the city in which the raid is happening as a courtesy, but Anderson said he is unsure why no Waco officers participated in the arrests.
The three Kosses were arrested on charges of delivery of marijuana over 5 pounds, delivery of hashish over 5 pounds and money laundering. They were taken to McLennan County Jail and their bails were set at $400,000 each.
Coy said police discovered documents that indicated Larry Koss had a medical marijuana distribution license for California, but it hasn’t been confirmed. Coy added that marijuana is still illegal in Texas, even as 58% of Texans support legalization.
Police are still investigating Larry Koss’ medical business, Stretch for Life, adding that they are unsure of how legitimate his business is.
This comes weeks after the same group of officers raided a Robinson home but only found less than two ounces of cannabis. Days later they charged Derrik Wharton with conspiracy to distribute based on text messages between his phone and one of those arrested from Baylor.
By: Stephen Carter
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