Sullivan City Drug Bust

Sullivan City Drug Bust
Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 5:08pm

SULLIVAN CITY - Sullivan City Police arrested a member of the Vallucos gang late Wednesday night for possession of marijuana.

Police said they tried to stop Ernesto Barrera, 27, when he was driving East on Expressway 83. But when he saw the flashing lights, Barrera decided to run.

Barrera broke his leg trying to escape police, and EMS had to escort him to Mission Regional Hospital.

Police said Barrera had 528.5 pounds of marijuana in his pickup truck.

"He's gang related, he's a member of the Valluco, and he's originally from Roma, Texas," said Mayra Chapa, Sullivan City Detective.

Barrera is being charged with possession of marijuana, evading arrest, and is wanted on several warrants in Starr County.

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