POSTED: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 11:03am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 9:32am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — A police investigation leads to the seizure of over 70 pounds of marijuana from an apartment on Sunday.
Special investigation officers were tipped about a home on the 1700 block of Ringgold Street about a large amount of marijuana being stored in an apartment.
Officers made contact with Pablol Ornelas Sandoval, 28, and Jose Guadalupe Diaz, 33. Sandoval was asked for consent and then handed a search warrant on the apartment by officers.
The search of the apartment revealed the discovery of two large bundles of marijuana and a bag of hydro marijuana. The combined weight of the drug was just over 70 pounds and additionally officers found a stolen .40 caliber weapon, which had been reported stolen, and 12 grams of cocaine.
Sandoval was charged with possession of marijuana while Diaz was charged with possession of marijuana, theft by possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a controlled substance.
Photos courtesy of Brownsville PD