Floyd County Commissioner's son sentenced to 16 months for drug crime

Floyd County Commissioner's son sentenced to 16 months for drug crime
Amado Morales (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)

LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - The son of a Floyd County Commissioner has been sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

Commissioner Amado Morales' son, also named Amado Morales, was receiving narcotics on a regular basis from a man accused of being associated with a cartel.

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 Esteban 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 in 2016 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 is awaiting trial for drug-related charges in a federal investigation.

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