Special to the PRESS
Deputies from the Precinct 1 Cameron County Constable’s office assisted US Immigration Customs Enforcement agents on a joint interdiction operation in Laguna Heights.
After receiving several tips that possible illegal activity was taking place at 133 Jefferson Avenue, Laguna Heights, constables and agents made contact with the owner and were given written consent to search the residence.
Drugs wrapped in a manner consistent with low level illegal drug distribution, a micro-digital scale, as well as drug paraphernalia were located at the residence. The owner, later identified as Sonia Garcia, 46, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, a state jail felony. She was transported to the Cameron County Detention Center in Olmito for processing. Customs agents detained a male subject for possible federal criminal charges.
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