Tag: drugs

Laredo High Speed Chase ends in Crash and Drug Bust

LAREDO — Two men in Laredo end up behind bars following a high speed chase. 24-year-old, Eduardo Davila and a 16-year-old minor were arrested after police tried to pull over the driver at the intersection of Calton Road and McPherson Rd. The driver then led police on a pursuit that ended with the Nissan vehicle crashing Into a light post near a cemetery located at the corner of San Jose and Mcpherson. The chase coming to an end on the 400 block of Guerrero Street. Inside the vehicle, police found over 1,400 pounds of marijuana. Both suspects were charged...

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Brownsville Police arrest one man for selling drugs

Brownsville (KFXV) – Police arrest one man for selling drugs. According to narcotics officers, a house is searched on the 100 block of McDavitt Boulevard, after receiving a tip that drugs were being sold out of the home. Agents found over nine pounds of marijuana, and more than 37 grams of cocaine. Police arrested 30-year-old, Carlos Alberto Moreno after he took responsibility for the drugs. Moreno now faces charges of possession of marijuana, and manufacture and delivery of a controlled...

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Over $201,000 worth of Drugs Seized at International Bridge

Pharr (KFXV) — Over $201,000 worth of drugs are seized at the international bridge. Customs and Border Protection Agents seized 26 pounds of cocaine in 11 packages at the Pharr International Bridge after running a secondary inspection on a 2010 Jeep Compass. The vehicle was driven by 19-year-old male from Alamo. Agents seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security for further...

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Border Patrol Sees Increase in Smugglers Crossing Harder Drugs

RGV (KFXV) — As the number of drug seizures in the Rio Grande Valley continue to increase, smugglers are resorting to unusual methods of concealment. U.S. Customs and Border Protection report a major increase in cocaine and heroin seizures through the region this year..from Del Rio to Brownsville, agents are intercepting hard drugs. The South Texas Corridor has seen a 177% increase in heroin and a 129% increase in cocaine seizures – this happens at a time when the number of apprehensions have fallen in recent months. Smugglers keep turning to unconventional drug trafficking methods. CBP says they use...

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Overcoming Opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs

BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong painkillers for days or even weeks, but Mary Hernandez went home on just over-the-counter ibuprofen. The reason may be the yellowish goo smeared on her 18-inch wound as she lay on the operating table. The Houston woman was helping test a novel medicine aimed at avoiding opioids, potent pain relievers fueling an epidemic of overuse and addiction. Vicodin, OxyContin and similar drugs are widely used for bad backs, severe arthritis, damaged nerves and other...

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