Tag: marijuana

Student detained after allegedly passing out THC brownies

Student was detained by the Weslaco police department after allegedly passing out brownies baked with marijuana. Weslaco ISD responded by issuing these two press releases about the arrest of a Weslaco east high school student after they supposedly passed out brownies with pot in them… Last Wednesday the district released a statement on the detention of the student but they did not specify the reason for the arrest. In the press release, they reaffirm their position in providing a safe environment for students. They have not released the details of the incident because the student is a minor and...

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Marijuana Seized after Short Chase and Truck Abandoned in Rio Grande

Over 1000 lbs of Marijuana are off the streets after border patrol discovered the drugs in an abandoned truck. The drugs were found after agents witnessed a brown GMC pickup driving towards the Rio Grande River in Mission. The driver attempted to speed away by making a U-turn. As the agents got closer, the driver drove the truck into the river and left it there. 74 bundles were seized weighting 1,165 pounds with a street value of 932 thousand...

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Car Chase with involved Shooting leads to 480lb Marijuana Seizure

A car chase that involved a shooting leads to the seizure of 480 pounds of marihuana Near Rio Grande City. Border Patrol agents stating they were following the driver of a 2007 Pontiac on La Prieta Road. Another agent who was parked on the street near the incident reported in order to avoid being hit by the suspected driver, he drove out of the way and pulled out his gun firing 4 times through his own windshield. The suspect drove into the river and swam towards Mexico. No one was injured. The suspect who fled was not identified. If...

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Border Patrol Agents in Laredo seize contraband in separate incidents at the Checkpoint

Border Patrol agents in Laredo seized contraband in two separate incidents both happening on August 21st on highway 35 at the checkpoint. Agents discovered 239 pounds of marijuana inside a cab sleeper of a black tractor. 10 bundles worth over $191,000 were found. The driver, a Mexican national, was arrested and turned over to the DEA. In the second incident, agents seized 29lb of methamphetamine found inside a green Ford F-350. 8 bundles of narcotic worth $929,000 were found. The driver, a Mexican citizen, also arrested and turned over to the...

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