In Port Isabel today, several law enforcement agencies made two separate arrests in drug-related cases.
This morning 53-year-old Jerry de la Rosa was arrested after being caught with marijuana in a parking lot located on the corner of FM 48 and 100. Officials seized the vehicle and drug packages on the spot.
“We got a call about suspicious activity outside of a Stripes store,” said Wally Gonzalez, Port Isabel Police Chief, “and we ended up with an arrest.”
De la Rosa will remain detained until he faces a judge for pending charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
On a separate case also in Port Isabel, officials acted on an arrest warrant after being alerted about a house growing a large amount of marijuana plants. This was at a residence on the 1100 block of Trout Street. Two suspects were arrested and are under investigation by state authorities.
Chief Gonzalez said Port Isabel Police Department is asking the community to report any suspicious activity.
Reporting for Fox 2 News, I’m Jessica Solis.