Tag: marijuana

135 lbs of Marijuana seized

Weslaco (KFXV) – The Texas department of public safety is reporting a seizure of 135 lb of marijuana after a traffic stop. According to the DPS, a Trooper stopped the driver of a 2006 Dodge Caravan for a traffic violation on State Highway 4. With the assistance of a K-9, the trooper subsequently discovered 7 bundles of marijuana, worth over $819,000 in false compartments of the floor boards.. Driver identified as 23-year-old Anna Marie Martinez of San Benito now faces a charge of possession of marijuana. She remains in custody at the Cameron County...

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Trafficker Abandons Vehicle in River leaves $4 Million behind

Troopers are reporting a large marijuana seizure they confiscated from an individual who led them on a pursuit. DPS officers attempted to stop the vehicle on Abrams road north of Military road in Palmview. The driver evaded police and drove his vehicle into the Rio Grande River and then abandoned the truck. He left 49 bundles of marijuana totaling more than 750 lb with an estimated value of four million...

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11 Gang Members Netted in ‘Palm Harvest’ Warrant Sting

HIDALGO COUNTY (KFXV) — We have an update to a story we brought you yesterday. The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office has released more information on a two-day roundup of gang members. Deputies executed operation, “Palm Harvest” that netted 11 known gang members, all with active warrants for them. The individuals’ ages range from 23 to 47 with crimes that include possession of marijuana, terroristic threats, and driving while intoxicated. The sheriff’s office asks anyone with information on someone who is wanted by their department to call their crime stoppers...

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More than $4.8 Million Worth of Marijuana Seized

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reporting that their agents seized nearly half a ton of marijuana in Starr County. According to DPS, troopers made a traffic stop in Rio Grande City, where the driver fled on foot. Troopers were unable to find the driver, but found 70 bundles of marijuana, totaling 801 pounds, hidden inside. The estimated value of the narcotics totals more than 4.8 million dollars. The case remains under...

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Two Arrested After Traffic Stop; One Flees on Foot

Brownsville (KFXV) — Officers arrested a man who attempted to evade police during a traffic stop. According to the Brownsville Police Department, after conducting a traffic stop, on the 9600 block of FM 1732, officers identified the pair as Ricardo Narvaez and Roy Edward Cantu, and learned Narvaez had a pending warrant. Police arrested him, but Cantu fled. Police caught Cantu and found marijuana, cocaine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and Xanax pills in his possession. His is now under arrested and faces multiple drug charges, as well as resisting...

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