Sheriff's Office: Narcotics seizure results in 3 arrests

The Cameron County Sheriff's Office seized more than 86 pounds of narcotics on Wednesday, according to Sheriff Omar Lucio. (Photo courtesy of the Cameron County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies on Wednesday arrested three people accused of possessing more than 86 pounds of narcotics, according to Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio.

Deputies say they received a tip Tuesday regarding suspicious activity at the Brownsville Country Club. On Wednesday, deputies set up surveillance and stopped a suspect vehicle for a traffic violation.

The driver reportedly admitted he had contraband in the back of the vehicle, where deputies found about eight pounds of cocaine.

During a search of a house, deputies found an additional four pounds of cocaine and 74 pounds of marijuana.

Deputies arrested three people and seized two vehicles, along with a gold-plated pistol.

Twenty-seven-year-old Priscilla Coronado Esquivel, 27-year-old Jaime Melendez and 33-year-old Irving Ramirez Rodriguez were charged with possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

More charges are expected to be filed, Lucio said

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