Two Drug Busts Yield Major Find for Authorities - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/17/03

Two Drug Busts Yield Major Find for Authorities

Six people are behind bars and 68 pounds of marijuana were in police custody Thursday night.

Lubbock County Sheriff Deputies and DPS officers confiscated more than 41 pounds of marijuana at the Motel Six on South I-27 around 11 a.m. Officers set up surveillance and caught a Lubbock man trying to buy marijuana from four Mexican Nationals. Deputies then arrested all five people. Charges are pending.

Charges are not pending against 32-year-old Venancio Barrera. He is charged with possession of marijuana in a drug free zone. Officers searched Barrera's home in the 3200 block of Baylor around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Inside they found 28-pounds of marijuana. Barrera faces the additional penalty of having drugs in a drug free zone because the home is located within 1,000 feet of Rodgers Park. That means he could face a more severe punishment if he is convicted. The bust follows a year long investigation by local, state and federal authorities.

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