One or two other incidents? Try a couple of dozen or so, that we know of, including the one in Hearne just down the road from Bryan. See p. 5 of this public policy report (pdf) from ACLU of Texas, and p. 13 of this one (pdf) for more Texas drug task force scandals, as well as this in-depth case study and other examples cited on Grits. I've argued previously that's because of their flawed structure -- Byrne task forces are federally funded, state managed, locally staffed and therefore accountable to no one. That structural glitch causes these unaccountable agencies to face similar problems in other states, too.
"We've seen legislatively over the last two sessions efforts to defund and even deorganize the task forces, and it basically comes back to all the bad press that the task forces got from the Tulia incident and one or two other incidents," Kirk said last week, referencing a discredited, racially charged drug bust in West Texas that sent innocent people to jail. "That's a very broad brush to be using on all the task forces in the state. We ran one of the better task forces in the state - completely above board."
He added: "We've operated a good task force here. We're unfortunately penalized by a media storm for a couple of bad incidents."
Ironically, the same Eagle article alluded to problems with the Brazos Valley task force, too: "College Station police administrators pulled their officers in 2004, citing continuing problems with task force leadership," reported Huffman. That's a participating agency criticizing their task force's leadership, not the ACLU or Grits for Breakfast - and it has nothing to do with Tulia.
As the saying goes, denial is not just a river in Egypt - it apparently also runs fast and deep through the minds of many in Texas drug enforcement.