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Pot seized after suspected illegal immigrants bail out
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
Jul 31, 2014 | 976 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Pictured is the 107 pounds of marijuana confiscated Sunday.
Pictured is the 107 pounds of marijuana confiscated Sunday.
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GOLIAD – Four people were apprehended after fleeing their vehicle after it was stopped Sunday by a GCSO deputy working Border Star interdiction detail.

Deputy Dale Tarkington attempted to make a traffic stop of a gray 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe at 12:43 p.m. near Farm-to-Market Road 2441 and U.S. Highway 239. The vehicle tried to flee and went eastbound on U.S. Highway 239 for approximately 1/4-mile.

The vehicle came to a stop in a pasture after running through a fence and an estimated 16 individuals fled into nearby brush.

Tarkington and GCSO Sgt. Adam Irwinsky originally took two into custody. They found several large bales of marijuana totalling 107 pounds.

Two others were later apprehended.

Taken into custody were Olga Veronica Amaya-Jiminez, 26, of Honduras; Alberto Perez-Quinon, 30, of Mexico; Ricardo Luax-Lucas, 21, of Guatemala; and Juan Carlos Sanchez-Reyes, 23, of El Salvador.

All four are now in custody of the U.S. Border Patrol.
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