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Floyd County Commissioner's son admits to buying drugs from accused cartel member

Amado Morales (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Amado Morales (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) -

The son of a Floyd County Commissioner has bonded out of the Lubbock County Detention Center after he was arrested on charges possibly tied to a large federal investigation.

Commissioner Amado Morales' son, also named Amado Morales, is charged with possession with intent to deliver.

He was arrested late Tuesday night in Floydada and booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center.

His bond was set at $50,000.

According to court documents, 32-year-old Morales was receiving narcotics on a regular basis from 28-year-old Esteban Garcia.

Garcia was arrested earlier this month as part of a federal drug investigation, accused of being associated with a cartel.

Authorities characterize these arrests as pieces of a giant puzzle.

In May, the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office reported finding cocaine, marijuana and a handgun in the home Morales was renting.

He was staying in the 5500 block of 104th Street in Lubbock.

Officials said they found more than nine pounds of marijuana hidden in places like the dishwasher.

According to court documents, Morales told officials he was receiving 50 pounds of marijuana every two weeks from Garcia. He said that is also where his cocaine came from.

Garcia was renting a home not too far away in the Southwest Lubbock neighborhood of LakeRidge.

He was arrested earlier this month after Homeland Security and the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office raided that home. Agencies also raided two other Lubbock homes.

According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, those raids turned up more than 61 pounds of narcotics, $38,000 in cash, two vehicles, two motorcycles, three boats and a jet ski.

Garcia has bonded out of jail and is awaiting trail for drug-related charges in a federal investigation.

We called Commissioner Morales to see if he wanted to comment on his son's charges.

He said the authorities would work it out.

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