Several jailed for selling prescription drugs at a Donna flea market
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:36:16 GMT —
Several people are behind bars after allegedly and illegally selling prescription medication at a flea market in Donna.
According to authorities, the raid happend at the Val Verde Flea Market off Old Business 83 around lunch time not the Don-West flea market.
Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevio told Action 4 News his deputies conducted the raid.
Sheriff Trevio reported that deputies seized prescription medication for sale at the flea market.
The sheriff said the undercover investigation started about one and a half months ago based on reports that "abortion pills" were being sold at local flea markets.
Deputies didn't find abortion pills but seized erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra and diet pills like Redotex and the painkiller Tramadal.
Sheriff Trevio reported that deputies raided nine homes in connection to the investigation on Wednesday:
16903 Grapefruit Drive, Mission 401 Manzanilla Drive, Weslaco 3919 Manzanilla Drive, Weslaco 2419 Pepe Street, Donna 2201 Come Street, Hidalgo 406 Cosemel Lane, San Juan 2812 El Mira, McAllen 814 West Starr Avenue, Pharr 3504 Serenida, Mission
Vendors at flea markets in Donna, Alamo and Palmview are among four flea markets targeted by investigators.
Sheriff Trevio reported that a judge issued 11 arrest warrants in connection to the investigation.
Deputies had taken at least five people into custody as of 1 p.m. Wednesday.