Police execute search warrant seize marijuana

Police execute search warrant seize marijuana

POSTED: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 11:49am

UPDATED: Monday, April 15, 2013 - 1:32pm

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant on a home on Sunday and seized several bundles of  marijuana.

Deputies executed the search around 4 p.m. at a home located in the area of  7 Mile Line and Stewart Road.

During the search of the home officers found 150 bundles of marijuana weighing approximately 1,830 lbs. and a sawed-off shotgun.

Two men, at the home were arrested, Jose Barrera, 43, and Joe Lee Villanueva, 33, and investigators have confirmed that Villanueva is a Texas Chicano gang member.

Detectives are attempting to link the marijuana to the Chicano gang and a possible Mexican drug trafficking organization.

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