Chris Bosh's mom named as suspect in DeSoto drug trafficking ring

- DeSoto police say the mother of former NBA star and Dallas native Chris Bosh is a suspect in a drug trafficking investigation.

Police were so concerned about the possible danger to their officers, they requested a no-knock warrant and busted down the front door of the home in a gated community Friday morning.

DeSoto PD says there's no indication Chris Bosh was involved in any of this, but police consider his mother to be a suspect.

"We began receiving calls from the neighbors,” explained DeSoto Police Sgt. Nick Bristow. “And they were concerned with the amount of traffic that was coming and going from the Bosh residence inside the gated community."

Based on the complaints, a search warrant affidavit says DeSoto police conducted surveillance operations for nearly a month around the home on St. George Place.

"We were able to secure a search warrant based on our beliefs that there was narcotics being distributed out of the residence,” Bristow said.

The affidavit says three people lived in the house: Freida Bosh and two roommates. Police say one of the roommates has a history of drugs and violence. Appraisal district records list the owner of the home as two-time NBA Champion Chris Bosh.

"At this point with the information that we have and the investigation that we're conducting, we have no tie to Mr. Bosh,” Bristow explained.

In the affidavit, investigators say they have probable cause that the three suspects living in the home “are selling suspected crack cocaine and heroin from inside the residence."

While the early morning raid did not net what police expected, it did confirm their suspicions.

"Unfortunately, we weren't able to find a lot of narcotics or drugs within the residence this morning,” Bristow said. “But we did find a large amount of drug paraphernalia that was indicative of drug trafficking is coming out of that residence."

FOX 4 news previously interviewed Freida Bosh, who has been involved in her son's charitable work around the Dallas area.

Neighbors along the street of the quiet gated community did not want to talk on camera but acknowledged seeing a lot of cars and people coming and going from the Bosh home.

“When we get these complaints, we're gonna act upon them,” Bristow said. “We want the citizens to know we are not going to tolerate that activity in the city of DeSoto."

No arrests were made on Friday, but DeSoto police say the investigation is far from over.

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