Over a Ton of Marijuana Seized by Sheriff's Department
POSTED: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 8:06am
UPDATED: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 3:45pm
CAMERON COUNTY - More than a ton of marijuana is off the street after the Cameron County Sheriff Department made one of their biggest drug bust of the year.
Bundles of marijuana were confiscated on Wednesday totaling nearly 2,300 pounds after they received a search warrant for a home near La Feria on FM 2556. Valente Solis Martinez and Ernesto Rolando Cortina were arrested and have been charged with possession of marijuana. Sheriff Omar Lucio said the bust is significant in size and these large seizures are becoming more common as smugglers become more aggressive. "That is a lot. That is over two thousand pounds, that is a ton, there is a lot of marijuana here right now and it is from different parts of Mexico. There is no question and the investigation is continuing at the present time."