Police say the rundown brick home had cameras mounted on its exterior walls and even in a tree, the doors were fortified and the windows covered - all to keep an alleged crack cocaine operation in business.
Don Martin, Tyler Police Department public information officer, said members of the department's SWAT and narcotics teams executed a search warrant on a home in the 400 block of West Wilson Street Friday afternoon.
"This is the culmination of months of surveillance and multiple drug buys at this location," he said.
Martin said the home was being used by a 20-year-old Texas College freshman majoring in business.
As police officers watched over Jones, who was detained on a staircase in the back of the home, SWAT members showed several guns confiscated in the raid.
Holding an SKS assault rifle, a .38-caliber and a .380-caliber, the SWAT members said each gun was loaded and chambered.
They added that inside the home was a large television monitor, which showed every view from outside the home through camera feeds.
Martin said he did not know the amount of drugs found at the scene, but added the home was a major outlet for crack cocaine and the cameras and bars over the doors further proved that Jones did not want anyone "sneaking" up on him.
"I think these things all indicate that a large amount of drugs were being sold out of this location," he said.