Harlingen police couldn’t have done it without the help of their newest team member.
Twenty-one-year-old, Yvette Lopez and 20-year-old, Rogelio Zepeda were caught by surprise by undercover officers Thursday morning at the parking lot of the Quips N’ Quotes gift shop on the 700 block of Sunshine Strip when where the suspects allegedly tried mailing over 25 lbs. of marijuana.
The bust was due in part thanks to “Rocky”, the department’s newest addition to the K9 unit and on his first day, authorities say he sniffed out the bundles of narcotics.
It was at that moment that police seized both the drugs and the suspect’s vehicle.
Today, Lopez and Zepeda were arraigned in a Harlingen municipal court where they were charged with possession of marihuana and given a $5,000 and $10,000 bond respectively.
The police department hopes “Rocky’s” success continues throughout their drug interdiction operation.