LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Mexican national in Hockley County was caught with 25 pounds of pot following a pursuit with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Pablo Jacobo Felix-Samaniego, 35, has previously been deported to Mexico and is currently being held at the Hockley County Jail on state charges and a federal immigration detainer, pending federal charges.
According to DPS, His bonds for the state charges are $5,000 for tampering with evidence, combined $7,000 for evading arrest in a vehicle, and $10,000 for delivery of marijuana between five and 50 pounds.
Agents also searched a home listed as unoccupied in the 1600 block of Wilson Street in Levelland, seizing an additional 83 pounds of marijuana, a quarter-ounce of methamphetamine and a stolen semi-automatic .22 caliber rifle.
DPS representatives say paraphernalia located inside the residence was connected to the Mexican Cartel and West Texas Tangos gang.
Special Agents assigned to the Texas Anti-Gang (TAG) Center worked alongside the Levelland Police Department, Hockley County Sheriff’s Office, and Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office TAG investigators in effecting these seizures.
“This was the result of the cooperation and communication between local agencies, which culminated [Tuesday] afternoon,” Zach Nichols, an agent with DPS, told the Hockley County News-Press on Wednesday.
Investigations to discover who owned the home are underway.