Brownsville police arrest wheelchair-bound man in drug case

Salvador Gomez Mugshot

An elderly, wheelchair-bound man is behind bars after being arrested in Brownsville cocaine and marijuana case.

Brownsville police arrested 69-year-old Felipe Rocio and 41-year-old Salvador Gomez on drug charges Wednesday.

Investigators told Action 4 News that officers arrived at 414 Linda Lane to execute a search warrant at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Authorities found 1.26 pounds of marijuana inside the home.

Police said Gomez was allegedly found trying to dispose of a baggie of cocaine.

Rocio allegedly had several baggies of cocaine. Investigators reported finding more than an ounce of cocaine on Rocio and inside the house.

The elderly, wheelchair-bound man appeared before a Brownsville municipal judge on Wednesday afternoon where he was issued $20,000 dollars in bonds.

Gomez faced a judge on Thursday morning where he received $25,000 dollars in bonds.