Sheriff's Office: Gang member arrested, pot bundles seized near Edinburg - The Monitor: News

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Sheriff's Office: Gang member arrested, pot bundles seized near Edinburg

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 7:38 pm

NEAR EDINBURG — The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit arrested a member of the Vallucos prison gang during a search at his property, where they found four bundles of marijuana and a shotgun.

The seizure took place at 1:22 a.m. Saturday in the 12000 block of Lemon Drive when sheriff’s investigators received information that the Vallucos gang had stashed drugs at that address, according to a news release.

Investigators and members of the tactical patrol unit went to the address and spoke with the owner, 37-year-old Juan Carlos “Johnny” Garcia, who gave them permission to search the house. Authorities found the four bundles of marijuana — hidden in two trashcans — that weighed 66 pounds. They also found a 12-gauge shotgun.

Garcia was arrested and charged with one count of possession of marijuana and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bonds were set at a total of $60,000.

“Drug dealing continues to be a major money maker for our local gangs,” Sheriff Lupe Treviño said in a written statement. “Even though this is not a large and significant blow to the Valluco Gang, it demonstrated that we will act on the least information in our efforts against gang activity.”

--

Ildefonso Ortiz covers law enforcement and general assignments for The Monitor. He can be reached at iortiz@themonitor.com and (956) 683-4437.

--

TWITTER
Follow Ildefonso Ortiz on Twitter: @IldefonsoOrtiz

More Events