CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Two people were arrested on felony charges after a raid on the city’s south side turned up guns, drugs and cash, Corpus Christi police officials said in a statement.
Officers with the CCPD’s Narcotics and Vice Investigations Division (NVID) said this is a major disruption in a local drug distribution network. The search warrant was served Friday on the 1800 block of Lesle Lane after a months-long undercover investigation, officials said.
During the search, NVID investigators seized more than 10 pounds of cocaine, one pound of meth, 26 pounds of marijuana, and a quarter ounce of crack-cocaine along with $8,000 cash, one semi-automatic rifle, five handguns and body armor, officials said. The drugs had a combined street value of almost $200,000, according to investigators.
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Reynaldo Garcia, 47 and Beatrice Mendoza, 71, were arrested and face felony charges of manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance. Each face up to 99 years in prison.
“The large amount of seized drugs, cash and weaponry suggests this residence was a large-scale supplier of narcotics within Corpus Christi,” the statement from CCPD said.
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