Drug dealing grandpa arrested in Raymondville

Seized drugs // Raymondville Police Department Photo

A senior citizen is behind bars in Raymondville after he allegedly had 20 packages of synthetic marijuana mailed to his home.

Raymondville police said a package led them to a 70-year-old suspected drug dealer later identified as James Evans.

Inside that first package had 10 ounces of synthetic marijuana.

Raymondville Police Detective Sgt. Andres Maldonado spoke to Action 4 News about the case.

"It's not a large amount but the fact that we were able to go and link that person not only to receiving this stuff but selling and providing it to the youth inside our community," Sgt. Maldonado said. "That's were trying to put a stop to."

Sgt. Maldonado said the dangerous drugs are popular among the younger crowd because many are not aware of the effects.

Investigators believe Evans had a relative in Houston mail this bag filled with 20 packs of Kush" but police soon found out that it was just the tip of the iceberg.

"He was also later found with cocaine in his possession and marijuana individually wrapped ready for distribution," Sgt. Maldonado said. Investigators told Action 4 News that the Raymondville grandfather admitted that he sold drugs to help get money for his grandchildren, who live out of town..

"You know whatever the reason is|it TMs not a legitimate reason to sell narcotics to youth or narcotics to anyone," said Maldonado. Maldonado tsaid Evans was given $15,000 in bonds and that an arrest warrant is expected to be issued for the relative who sent the drugs in the mail.

Investigators said it was a crime stoppers tip led to the interception of that package of the "Kush" branded synthetic marijuana.

If you would like to report suspicious activity or leave an anonymous tip for Raymondville Police, you can call their crime stoppers hotline at 942-7463 or 64-CRIME.

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