Levelland Police make Drug Bust

10306479_825500670877069_1946972718073611415_nLevelland Police Department Narcotics Unit made an arrest in 2 drug busts.

Levelland police made a traffic stop late last Thursday on a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 900 block of 17th street.  The driver was found to be in possession of narcotics and a passenger was found in possession of methamphetamine.

Police initiated a search of the vehicle and found marijuana, additional methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.  The driver of the vehicle, Martin Gaona was arrested on possession of dangerous drugs and driving with an invalid license, he remains in the Hockley County jail on bonds totaling $12,000.  The passenger in the vehicle, Ernest Chavez was arrested on charges of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance as well of possession of marijuana, he remains in the Hockley County Jail with bonds totaling $15,000.

drug bust 04062017Photo Courtesy:  Levelland Police Department

In a separate case, on Friday morning, officers initiated a traffic stop in the 700 block of Avenue M for a traffic violation.  During the stop, the officer made a consensual search of the vehicle and found a loaded firearm and drug paraphernalia.  The passenger in the vehicle was also found in possession of methamphetamine.  The two suspects were arrested and booked into the Hockley County Jail. Officers arrested the driver of the vehicle Jesus Manuel Rodriguez on charges of possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, he bonded out of jail over the weekend.  The passenger, Rebecca Garza was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, she remains in the Hockley County Jail on bonds totaling $10,000.

drug bust 04072017Photo Courtesy:  Levelland Police Department

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