The former Texas Express Company rail hub was a hub of a
different kind -- animal narcotics. (PHOTO COURTESY OF
Martin Sasquall, wildlife caretaker at the Dallas Zoo, said it has become apparent that the meth lab was using mules to cart the dangerous drugs from the Dallas hub to caves and fields thoughout the distribution area.
"We wondered why there were so many mules wandering into and out of Forth Worth," said Denton County Sheriff Chester McRedhaw. "We just thought there were on vacation or something."
Eventually, one of Denton County's finest followed one of the mules to the meth lab, the former Texas Express Company rail hub. Once inside, Deputy James Cavanaugh noticed that several mules were huddled in the corner, "huffing," -- or breathing in the fumes -- of the dangerous chemical soup.
Also found in the abandoned rail building were several gangs of armadillos, monkeys, and kangaroos -- most of whom appeared to be under the influence of the drug.
No arrests were made due to the fact that the assailants were literally animals. However, they were shipped to zoos throughout the southwest in hopes of breaking up the animal drug cartel.
The actual impact of the animal meth trade is not yet known. Officials expect further announcements in the coming weeks and months.