Laredo Police discovers 55 pounds of marijuana in man's closet

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Laredo Police discovers 55 pounds of marijuana in man's closet César Rodriguez , LMTonline.com / Laredo Morning Times Nov. 1, 2019 Comments 64 1of64 LPD said they received an anonymous tip about possible narcotics activity at a home at 10 Martingale in the Del Mar area. Photo: Courtesy 2of64 Luis Arturo Rodriguez Gonzalez, 27, was arrested on Saturday and charged with felony possession of marijuana Photo: Courtesy 3of64 From Xanax pills to meth, see the biggest drug busts that have occurred in Laredo this year. Photo: Webb County Sheriff's Office 4of64 Shown are the loads of marijuana seized by Webb County Sheriff’s Office in November. The two men in possession, Jose Julian Longoria, 24, and Juan Guillermo Zepeda-Montes, 22, were arrested. Photo: Webb Co. Sheriff's Office/Courtesy 5of64 Jose Julian Longoria, 24, was charged with second-degree felony possession of marijuana and evading arrest. Photo: Webb Co. Sheriff's Office/Courtesy 6of64 Juan Guillermo Zepeda-Montes, 22, was charged with marijuana possession. Photo: Webb Co. Sheriff's Office/Courtesy 7of64 Law enforcement officers seized 3.5 ounces of cocaine with an estimated street value of $12,700 in September. Luis Antonio Martinez, 25, was arrested on a felony possession of a controlled substance charge. Photo: Webb County Sheriff's Office 8of64 Luis Antonio Martinez, 25, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Photo: Webb County Sheriff's Office 9of64 Authorities seized eight kilograms of crystal methamphetamine during a traffic stop in north Laredo in August. Lizette Karina Garcia, 22, was arrested in connection to the discovery. Photo: Webb County Sheriff's Office 10of64 Lizette Karina Garcia, 22, was charged with possession of controlled substance after authorities found $280,000 worth of meth in her vehicle during a traffic stop. Photo: Webb County Sheriff's Office 11of64 The Sheriff's Office said it seized over 300 capsules of cocaine from Raymond Russell Reina, 30, as he was being booked at the Webb County Jail in July. Photo: Webb County Sheriff's Office 12of64 Raymond Russell Reina, 30, was charged with second-degree felony possession of controlled substance. Photo: Webb County Sheriff's Office 13of64 Laredo Police and Border Patrol agents apprehended five bundles of marijuana valued at about $288,000 following a vehicle pursuit in July. Three men, Mario Alberto Lopez, 24, Jose Armando Reyes, 17, and Mata Vasquez, 21, were arrested. Photo: Courtesy 14of64 Mario Lopez, 24, was charged with felony possession of marijuana. Photo: Webb County Sheriff's Office 15of64 Jose Armando Reyes, 17, was charged with felony possession of marijuana. Photo: Webb County Sheriff's Office 16of64 Ivan Mata Vasquez 21, was charged with felony possession of marijuana, evading arrest on foot and evading arrest with a vehicle Photo: Webb County Sheriff's Office 17of64 Eusebio Pruneda, 38, was charged with felony possession after Laredo police seized over $800K in marijuana in May. Photo: Webb County Sheriff's Office 18of64 Homeland Security Investigations special agents seized over $6M in pot in a central Laredo warehouse in May. Photo: Google Maps 19of64 Sheriff’s deputies seized over $56K worth of heroin in a north Laredo home in May. Juan Ramon Vela Jr., 35, was arrested with the possession. Photo: Courtesy photo 20of64 Juan Ramon Vela Jr., 35, was charged with drug possession. Photo: Webb County Sheriff's Office 21of64 Laredo police said they seized almost 1,400 Xanax bars from a home in Laredo during May. Mother and daughter, Julia Ortiz, 62, and Jocelyn Ortiz, 24, were arrested following the execution of a search warrant. Photo: Courtesy photo /Laredo Police Department 22of64 Julia Ortiz, 62, was charged with manufacture, delivery of a controlled substance. Photo: Webb County Sheriff's Office 23of64 Jocelyn Ortiz, 24, was charged with manufacture, delivery of a controlled substance. Photo: Webb County Sheriff's Office 24of64 The Sheriff's Office said that it seized $400,000 in meth following a traffic stop in north Laredo in April. The driver was identified as Felipe Alzamora, 31. Photo: Webb County Sheriff’s Office /Courtesy photo 25of64 Felipe Alzamora, 31, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and evading arrest with a vehicle after authorities seized $400,000 worth of meth in his vehicle following a traffic stop. Photo: Webb County Sheriff's Office 26of64 Amid the festivities celebrating George Washington’s birthday in Laredo, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at World Trade Bridge seized a significant amount of alleged marijuana valued at more than $316,000 hidden within a commercial shipment of clay tile. Photo: / 27of64 U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized over 5,000 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $1 million in January. Photo: Courtesy 28of64 Click through this gallery to see notable drug busts at the Texas-Mexico border. Photo: LMTonline 29of64 Location: Laredo, Texas Date: June 14, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 19 pounds of crystal meth Estimated street value: $370,372 Found in: Bags of candy Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 30of64 Location: El Paso, Texas Date: June 14, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 42 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $42,000 Found in: 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 31of64 Location: Del Rio, Texas Date: June 9, 2017 Number of busts: 2 Seized: 60 pounds of crystal meth Estimated street value: $897,752 Found in: 1996 Mercury van/2011 Dodge Avenger Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 32of64 Location: Hidalgo, Texas Date: June 6, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 26 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $390,000 Found in: “Coca-Cola” wrapping Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 33of64 Location: Kingsville, Texas Date: June 1, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 44 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $1.4 million Found in: Commercial bus toilet Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 34of64 Location: Brownsville, Texas Date: May 28, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 10 pounds of heroin, 58 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $281,534 Found in: 2006 Kia Optima Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 35of64 Location: Laredo, Texas Date: May 27, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 11 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $81,090 Found in: 2010 Nissan Sentra Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 36of64 Location: Pharr, Texas Date: May 27, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 655 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $130,953 Found in: 2000 Freightliner tractor trailer Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 37of64 Location: Presidio, Texas Date: May 26, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 132 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $26,390 Found in: 2004 Nissan X-Terra Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 38of64 Location: Brownsville, Texas Date: May 17, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 71 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $540,440 Found in: 2002 Ford E-350 XLT Super Duty van Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 39of64 Location: Brownsville, Texas Date: May 16, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 1,700 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $1 million Vehicle found in: N/A Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 40of64 (NOTE: This is an image of liquid meth from a bust in Austin to show what the drug looks like. It is not of the drugs found in the case described below.) Location: Falfurrias, Texas Date: May 16, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 250 pounds of liquid meth Estimated street value: $8 million Vehicle found in: Ford F-250 Photo: Austin Police Department 41of64 Location: Eagle Pass, Texas Date: May 14, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 146 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $29,241 Vehicle found in: 1997 Ford F-150 Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 42of64 (NOTE: This is an image of liquid meth from a bust in Austin to show what the drug looks like. It is not of the drugs found in the case described below.) Location: Hidalgo, Texas Date: May 14, 2017Number of busts: 1 Seized: 189 pounds of liquid meth Estimated street value: $3.7 million Vehicle found in: 2008 Chevy Silverado Photo: Austin Police Department 43of64 Location: Del Rio, Texas Date: May 12-15, 2017 Number of busts: 4 Seized: 56 pounds of cocaine, 75 pounds of marijuana, eight pounds of heroin Estimated street value: $2.1 million Vehicle found in: N/A Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 44of64 Location: Anzalduas, Texas Date: May 12, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 24 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $186,660 Vehicle found in: 2006 Volkswagen Jetta Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 45of64 Location: Pharr, Texas Date: May 11, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 919 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $183,000 Vehicle found in: Commercial trailer Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 46of64 Location: Brownsville, Texas Date: May 10, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 11 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $90,440 Vehicle found in: 2002 Saturn L100 Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 47of64 Location: Pharr, Texas Date: May 9, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 41 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $313,140 Vehicle found in: 2008 Pontiac Torrent Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 48of64 Location: Laredo, Texas Date: May 9, 2017 Number of busts: 3 Seized: 25 pounds of cocaine, 37 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $298,704 Vehicle found in: 2017 Volkswagen Golf, tractor trailer and 2000 Ford Expedition Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 49of64 (NOTE: This is an image of crystal meth from a previous bust to show what the drug looks like. It is not of the drugs found in the case described below.) Location: Progreso, Texas Date: May 6, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 18 pounds of crystal meth Estimated street value: $191,425 Vehicle found in: 2006 Ford F-250 50of64 Location: Brownsville, Texas Date: May 6, 2017 Number of busts: 2 Seized: 25 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $194,140 Vehicle found in: 1998 Ford Expedition, 2010 Dodge Challenger Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 51of64 Location: Brownsville, Texas Date: May 3, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 15 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $115,600 Vehicle found in: 2008 Dodge Avenger Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection 52of64 Location: Laredo, Texas Date: May 3, 2017 Number of busts: 2 Seized: 62 pounds of heroin, 59 pounds of marijuana Estimated street value: $2.5 million Vehicle found in: 2010 Mercedes SUV, courier service truck Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Date: March 18, 2017  Number of busts: 1 Seized: 130 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $1,000,620 Vehicle found in: 1997 MCI Bus" /> 53of64 Location: Laredo, Texas Date: March 18, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 130 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $1,000,620 Vehicle found in: 1997 MCI Bus Photo: Courtesy / U.S. Customs and Border Protection 54of64 Location:Brownsville, Texas Date: March 18, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 24 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: >$187,000 Vehicle found in: 1998 Ford Mustang Photo: Courtesy / U.S. Customs and Border Protection 55of64 Location: Laredo, Texas Date: March 13, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 34 pounds of crystal meth Estimated street value: $668,717 Vehicle found in: Bus Photo: Courtesy / U.S. Customs and Border Protection 56of64 Location: Laredo, Texas Date: March 13, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 10 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $74,800 Vehicle found in: 2008 Nissan Maxima Photo: Courtesy / U.S. Customs and Border Protection 57of64 Location: Eagle Pass, Texas Date: March 11,2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 5 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $40,307 Vehicle found in: 2006 Ford Fusion Photo: Courtesy / U.S. Customs and Border Protection 58of64 Location: Brownsville, Texas Date: March 10, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 10 pounds of cocaine Estimated street value: $78,200 Vehicle found in: 2006 Toyota Scion Photo: Courtesy / U.S. Customs and Border Protection 59of64 Location:Laredo, Texas Date: March 7, 2017 Number of busts: 1 Seized: 35 pounds of heroin Estimated street value: $800,000 Highlights: The seizure occurred on Tuesday, March 7, at the Lincoln-Juarez International Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 2012 Nissan Juke driven by a 41-year-old male Mexican citizen of Jalisco, Mexico for a secondary inspection. A non-intrusive imaging system and canine inspection of the vehicle by CBP officers resulted in the discovery of 13 packages of heroin. For the full details, check out LMTonline's full story on this seizure from earlier this week. " />

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