The former Mission police officer facing drug trafficking charges was arraigned today at the McAllen federal court.

These are exclusive images of Hector “Jojo” Mendez, who pled ‘not guilty’ to having ripped off 32 lbs. of cocaine from a fake drug bust in July of 2012. Also pleading ‘not guilty’ to drug trafficking charges is his presumed accomplice: Reynol Chapa-Garcia who was arraigned at the same time as Mendez. Both now prepare for trial, which has not yet been scheduled. Mendez is out on a $50,000 bond while Chapa-Garcia remains in the custody of the Marshals.