Scent of marijuana emerging from home leads to big bust
Two Mexican citizens are behind bars after one house they were guarding smelled of marijuana.
Gustavo Martinez-Villalobos and Alejandro Flores-Adame allegedly worked together at drug stash houses where they would guard and load up drugs.
Authorities discovered 3369 pounds of marijuana in a house, according to court documents obtained by Action 4 News.
The large amount of dope was discovered at a home on the 2400 block of Yellowfin Avenue in Pharr.
Authorities allegedly observed a vehicle leave the Yellowfin Avenue residence and saw the same vehicle at 811 Diplomat in Pharr.
McAllen Drug Enforcement Agency and the Pharr Police Department were involved in the bust, according to court documents.
Agents approached the house and allegedly smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the house.
They then knocked on the front door, but no one answered.
Later that day, authorities conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that they had previously seen at the residence.
That is when Martinez-Villalobos allegedly told the officer that he was a renter at both homes, and he gave authorities written consent to search them.
Authorities allegedly discovered $2,200, a small bag of marijuana and a notebook that appeared to be a drug ledger.
They then searched the other home and found 235 bundles of marijuana.
Martinez-Villalobos allegedly admitted that he was being paid $2.000 to watch the residence.
According to court documents he admitted Flores-Adame would help unload the drugs.
The two men remain in custody.
They are scheduled to appear before Magistrate Judge Felix Recio at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30th.