Meth exchange in HEB parking lot lands six in jail
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:57:36 GMT —
Six have been arrested in connection to a drug exchange, which took place in a local grocery store parking lot.
The bust happened after White Sands High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force was conducting surveillance in Brownsville.
White Sands HIDTA received information about the possible meth delivery.
That TMs when the special agents spotted suspects in a Dodge Nitro and Jeep Grand Cherokee doing the meth exchange.
Eduardo Luis Trevino and Melissa Zamora were the occupants of the Jeep, according to a criminal complaint.
Saul Casas-Estrada, Jorge Casas-Estrada, Ricardo Casas-Estrada, and Perla Ivonne Manriquez-Salazar were inside the Cherokee according to documents.
A total of 2.16 pounds of methamphetamine was found, the complaint said.
Special agents allegedly found a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol in Trevino TMs possession.
The suspects were placed in custody of the U.S. Marshals.
Detention hearings for Trevino, Hernandez and Casas-Estrada have been set for Monday, June 23, 2014 before Magistrate Judge Ronald Morgan.
The criminal complaint against Manriquez-Salazar has temporarily been dismissed pending further investigation.