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Houston driver arrested on I-10 for drug charges

Posted on March 23rd, 2012 No Comments

On Tuesday, March 20, a Houston police officer pulled over a vehicle traveling east on Interstate 10 in relation to a traffic violation. The 50-year-old Houston driver was pulled over around 8:00 a.m. on the highway.

As police approached the man’s vehicle, the odor of marijuana was detected. A search of the vehicle revealed a bag containing 2 kilos of cocaine, and approximately 115 pounds of marijuana were discovered in the back seat in two separate trash bags. These illegal drugs are valued at $250,000.

The Houston man was taken to the Calcasieu Correctional Center where he faces charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine in excess of 400 grams. His bail was set at $70,000.

Please contact the Houston drug/narcotic defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. by calling 713-523-0404 if you or someone you know has been accused of possessing illegal narcotics.

Marijuana drug trafficking arrest

Posted on November 21st, 2011 No Comments

Rene Salinas Saenz, 34, Jesus Alvarado Galvan, 34, and Otoniel Botella, 34, all of Houston; and Jose Alberto Barrera Jr., 31, Jorge Luis Flores, 33, Jose Hinojosa-Galvan, 31, all of Roma, Texas; and Luis Faustino Garcia, 51, from Mexico, were arrested and charged with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance involving more than 100 kilograms of marijuana.

Police conducted a month-long undercover investigation which ended when the above were arrested while unloading almost 1600 pounds of marijuana from a truck.  The truck was driven by an undercover officer, who was hired by Barrera, from the Rio Grande Valley to the Houston area.  The trailer was unloaded at the 13200 block of Reeveston in Houston when police arrested the individuals.

If you have been charged with possession, manufacturing, of trafficking of drugs, contact Houston drug defense attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404.

Pharmacist charged with delivery of a controlled substance

Posted on April 27th, 2011 No Comments

Last week, a Houston pharmacist was arrested and charged with delivery of a controlled substance.  The pharmacist was employed at the Richmond Professional Pharmacy on the 1600 block of Main Street.

An undercover police officer made the discovery that the licensed and registered pharmacist was illegally distributing drugs.  The officer claims to have been able to get several Xanax and LorTab pills from the pharmacist in unmarked bottles delivered in a cardboard box.

Since his arrest, the pharmacist surrendered DEA and DPS controlled substance registration numbers used at the pharmacy and another pharmacy he owns in Rosenberg.  In addition, he has surrendered his personal Texas State Board of Pharmacy license number.  He was released from holding on a $20,000 bond.

Contact the Houston drug/narcotic defense lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C. at 713-523-0404 today, if you or someone you know has been accused of drug possession, illegal drug use, intent to sell, or another drug/narctotics crime.