We spoke with police about how they carried out an investigation of this size.
Around 8 p.m. last night police executed six search warrants at the Deluxe Inn on Amarillo Boulevard West.
A combination of factors led them to believe they had probable cause to enter six different rooms.
"This was work by a narcotics unit with the help of some additional agents," Amarillo Police Department, Corporal Jerry Neufeld said. "They basically working informants, confidential information informants. Maybe Crime Stoppers tips, undercover agents all of this developing probable cause."
When they entered they found a slew of drugs, including crack cocaine and marajuana.
Neufeld says it's not uncommon for drug users to use motels as a means to house drugs.
"They literally will live in this motel for a couple weeks and quit paying or get kicked out of that one. There's going to be some of them that look at it also from the side is if they have a house and they're owning that house and they're doing narcotics and they're selling or manufacturing those, we can seize that house through the legal procedure," Neufeld said. "So they don't want to lose that house. So this way they just live in a motel because they know we're not going to seize it, seize that motel because it's not their property."
In fact, some of the eight arrested listed the Deluxe Inn as their permanent residence.
APD says drug related arrests are common in this area.
"We've obviously arrested people out of this area before for a narcotics violation or something like that. But this can happen anywhere," Neufeld said.
The eight arrested face various possession charges.
APD doesn't believe that the manager was aware of the situation.
So right now he's not facing any charges.
The manager also told me nothing like this has ever happened before at the Deluxe Inn.
Corporal Neufeld says it's rare to arrest that many people at once.
But they were able to because they had all the necessary warrants.