Tag: marijuana

CBP Officers Make Nearly 900 Pound Bust

Pharr (KFXV) — At the Pharr International Bridge, 900 pounds of marijuana are stopped from hitting valley streets. The bust happening this week when CBP officers sent a trailer to a secondary inspection, discovering these 162 packages containing 890 pounds of narcotic inside. The estimated street value over $178,000. The driver is arrested and Homeland Security is investigating the case. Recommended: $150,000 Worth of Marijuana Seized in Pharr Underground Bunker Filled With Drugs Discovered PSJA North Football Player Remains In Critical Condition Border Patrol Seizes Over $300K In...

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Suspects in Donna Police Chase Identified

Donna (KFXV) — Fox cameras were first on the scene after a chase ended in a Donna neighborhood. Two men were arrested and faced a judge today. The driver of the vehicle – identified by police as 20-year-old, Jonathan Chavez – struck a tree in the front yard of a home on South Avenue near Hutto Road. Investigators say – Chavez then reversed the vehicle and deliberately struck a dps units while trying to get away. Inside his car, police found 10 bundles of marijuana, totaling 239 pounds, with an estimated street value – of nearly a million and...

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Pursuit Leads to Drug Bust in Donna

DONNA (KFXV) — Two men are in police custody this evening, after leading several agencies on a high-speed chase. The pursuit ended near South Avenue and South Hutto Road in Donna — less than a mile away from an elementary school. A spokesperson from the Department of Public Safety tells us, they assisted Border Patrol near the Pharr area. They were following the driver of a gray Honda — who was driving recklessly and into on-coming traffic and forcing people off the road. Officials confirmed the deployment of spikes to stop the vehicle, but they were unsuccessfu. The driver...

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Man Arrested During Drug Sting

Harlingen (KFXV) — A man is under arrest after a drug sting in the heart of the city. Police and other law enforcement agencies raided a home on the 400 block of “K” street. Authorities say possible drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and a controlled substance comparative to Xanax were found inside the house. The man whose identity has not yet been revealed is awaiting formal charges. Recommended: No...

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Alamo Man Busted For Marijuana and Cocaine

Alamo (KFXV) — A man is arrested and charged for selling drugs out of his home located in the 400 block of El Gato Road. The arrest happened after police officers received a tip of suspicious activity. Inside the house they found 34 year old, Gelacio Ramirez who they took into custody. Investigators also found 28 grams of crack-cocaine and 47 baggies filled with marijuana, and $1,100 cash. Ramirez is charged with possession of a controlled substance and booked into the Hidalgo County Jail. Recommended: No...

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Ballot could add legal recreational marijuana to Las Vegas’ list of vices

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada already has legal brothels, round-the-clock casinos and a coy catchphrase declaring that "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." If voters approve, the state could soon add another vice in the form of recreational marijuana. A proposal on the Nov. 8 state ballot would legalize pot, and entrepreneurs hope its passage could someday allow the drug at Las Vegas’ glamorous nightclubs and perhaps provide the framework for a future Amsterdam-style cannabis district. "I really think this would be the third-largest market in the country," said Derek Peterson, whose company operates marijuana dispensaries called Blum....

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1000 pounds of Marijuana seized in SPI Traffic Stop

South Padre Island (KFXV) — More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana seized, and a man faces possession with intent to distribute.┬áHe is identified as is Camilo Diaz Vasquez. The bust happened as part of a multi-agency effort with local officials and federal agents working together. The incident occurred on the North side of South Padre Island after a routine traffic stop on the 3500 block of Padre Island Drive. Officers seized two vehicles along with the drugs and arrested that suspect Recommended: Body Found Floating at...

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Colorado gives marijuana candy a new look to avoid confusion

DENVER (AP) — Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered. A requirement that edible marijuana products come with a diamond-shaped stamp and the letters T-H-C – not just on the packaging but on the brownies, candies and other edibles themselves – takes effect Saturday. The rule referencing marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient was added after complaints that the treats look too much their non-intoxicating counterparts. It is the first such requirement in any legal weed state. Colorado’s new "universal symbol" for foods that contain marijuana is designed to give the treats a distinct look even after they’re out...

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Two Arrested On Marijuana Charges

Weslaco (KFXV) — Two are arrested for possession of marijuana. It happened on the 600 block of South Border Street. These two were stopped for a traffic violation when police arrested them. 28 year old, Joseph Anthony Rodriguez and 29 year old, Matthew James Peterson were both charged for possession. Peterson also charged with tampering with physical evidence. Both are waiting to go before a judge. Recommended: No...

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Border Patrol Seizes Over $100,000 in Drugs

Brownsville (KFXV) — Border Patrol Agents intercept over $100,000 worth of marijuana and methamphetamines. A 42-year-old male mexican citizen, who lives in Brownsville, Texas tried to cross the drugs over in a red 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up. 61 packages were hidden within the vehicle almost 5 pounds of alleged methamphetamine and 70 pounds of alleged marijuana in 59 packages. Officers seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security. Recommended: No...

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