Tag: Drug Possession Charges

73-Year-Old Detained After Police Find More Than 200 Lbs Of Marijuana

An elderly woman has been arrested on drug possession charges. 73 year old Hilda Siller was taken into custody by Palmview police after they received a tip about drugs at a home on the 400 block of west Silverado Street. According to police, Siller was responsible for storing the drugs. A criminal complaint states there were close to 200 pounds of narcotics inside the home. Police also found two” Santisima Muerte” items, a saint often used by drug smugglers. Siller’s bond was set at 80 thousand...

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Brownsville Couple face Drug Possession Charges

A Cameron County couple is facing drug possession charges after Brownsville police officers arrested them for growing marijuana plants in their backyard, but that’s not all they are being charged with. Diego David Lara and Melissa Martinez, both 28 years old, are facing possession of drug paraphernalia, child endangerment and criminal negligence charges because there was a 5-month-old child in the residence at the time when authorities conducted the investigation. Officers found a total of 19.4 ounces of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the bedroom. Immediately the child was removed from the home and turned over to a family member. Lara and Martinez remain in custody...

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San Juan Teens Facing Drug Possession Charges

San Juan police also arrested two teens who are now facing possession of a controlled substance charges following their arrest on Thursday afternoon near Raul Longoria Road and Nolana. The suspects were identified as Eduardo Torres and Arturo Figueroa who face drug possession charges tonight. Their bonds were set at $4,000 each. They also have a pending charge for aggravated assault in Hidalgo County after they tried to run over a person in the out skirts of the city of...

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3 Brownsville Men Facing Drug Possession Charges

Three men, including a father and son, are facing drug possession charges in Cameron County tonight. Fifty-two-year-old Oscar Eduardo Mendiola, Sr., his son Oscar Mendiola, Jr., and 41-year-old Ruben Charles Villarreal were arrested by Brownsville police during a traffic stop last night. That’s when officers located one lb. of narcotics inside the vehicle. Police obtained consent to search the residence of two of the individuals and later discovered another 43 lbs. Of marijuana and 778 grams of cocaine inside. Father and son were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance while Villarreal was only charged with possession of...

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Drugs Hidden Underneath Bunker

Two suspects will spend the weekend behind bars facing drug possession charges, this after HIDTA agents discovered they were guarding an underground bunker used to manufacture narcotics. Jose Alfredo Becerra and Luis Fernando Hernandez faced possession of marijuana charges and a $250,000 bond each after HIDTA agents dismantled a bunker hidden underneath a pool room bar at a home located on east Iowa Road in Edinburg. The operation went down Thursday afternoon and netted the seizure of 234 bundles of marijuana –later confirmed to weigh approximately 4,523 lbs. This is the first big bust for Hidalgo County in...

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