Texas – Webb County Sheriff’s Office deputies, while attempting to
conduct a traffic stop at the intersection of Taylor Street and Marcella
Avenue, were led on a chase that ended up with the confiscation of 71
pounds of marijuana and the arrest of a local man.
driver of the vehicle, identified as Manuel Garcia, Jr, 20, refused to
stop and a chase ensued, ending at the Juarez-Lincoln International
Garcia exited the vehicle and attempted to flee to Mexico, but was apprehended by Customs and Border Protection officials.
Three bundles of marijuana, weighing 71 pounds with an estimated street value of $21,300, were discovered inside the white SUV.
Garcia was charged with possession of marijuana, felony 2, evading
arrest with a motor vehicle, felony 3, reckless driving, and evading
arrest. He was remanded to the Webb County Jail with a combined bond of
The investigation continues.
“I congratulate our narcotics unit for a job well done, as well as
Customs and Border Protection officials for assisting us at the bridge. I
remind the public to report any suspicious activities by calling
956-415-BUST (2878). You may be eligible for a cash reward,” said
Sheriff Martin Cuellar.