3 arrested in Zapata in narcotics cases

Cesar Rodriguez,

March 9, 2021 Updated: March 9, 2021 8:39 pm

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MPs from the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office said they had confiscated this glass jar of marijuana.

Photo courtesy / Zapata County Sheriff’s OfficeMPs from the Zapata County Sheriff's Office said they had confiscated marijuana from this glass container.2from12th

MPs from the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office said they had confiscated marijuana from this glass container.

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MPs from the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office said they had confiscated this glass jar of marijuana.

Photo courtesy / Zapata County Sheriff’s OfficeThe Zapata County Sheriff's Office deputies confiscated both of these firearms and narcotics after being obstructionist.  Authorities said a gun had been reported as stolen.5from12th

The Zapata County Sheriff’s Office deputies confiscated both of these firearms and narcotics after being obstructionist. Authorities said a gun had been reported as stolen.

Photo courtesy / Zapata County Sheriff’s Office6thfrom12thMPs from the Zapata County Sheriff's Office said they had confiscated meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia from two rooms of a local hotel.7thfrom12th

MPs from the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office said they had confiscated meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia from two rooms of a local hotel.

Photo courtesy / Zapata County Sheriff’s OfficeMPs from the Zapata County Sheriff's Office said they had confiscated meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia from two rooms of a local hotel.8thfrom12th

MPs from the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office said they had confiscated meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia from two rooms of a local hotel.

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MPs from the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office said they had confiscated meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia from two rooms of a local hotel.

Photo courtesy / Zapata County Sheriff’s OfficeMPs from the Zapata County Sheriff's Office said they had confiscated meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia from two rooms of a local hotel.11from12th

MPs from the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office said they had confiscated meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia from two rooms of a local hotel.

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The Zapata authorities arrested three men and confiscated various types of narcotics on several occasions, according to the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office.

On February 21, MPs ran over a vehicle because of a traffic violation. The stop led to the seizure of firearms and narcotics. Authorities confiscated heroin, marijuana, Xanax pills, and marijuana wax concentrate. The firearms seized were a 9 mm Glock 26 9 mm and a 9 mm Springfield XDM. MPs said the Glock had been reported stolen. Two men were arrested in connection with the case.

A second incident was reported around 4 a.m. on February 25. A traffic obstruction on a Chevy pickup led to the discovery of marijuana in a glass container. Authorities seized the amount of narcotics at street level.

A third incident occurred recently when a voluntary consent search and pickup in two rooms at a local hotel led MPs and investigators to seize meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. One man was arrested.

To report suspicious activity, call the Zapata Sheriff’s office at 765-9960 or Zapata Crime Stoppers at 765-TIPS (8477). Information provided about crime fighters can be rewarded with rewards of up to $ 1,000.

César G. Rodriguez is a reporter for the Laredo Morning Times.

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