Socorro Councilman Arraigned on Drug Charges, Trial Date Set

POSTED: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 11:28am

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 10:35pm

EL PASO – A trial date has been set for Luis Varela, the Socorro City Councilman arrested in an undercover drug bust last month.

Varela was arraigned this morning on marijuana and cocaine charges at the County Courthouse in Downtown El Paso.

El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies say Varela tried to sell more than 40 pounds of marijuana to undercover deputies and also had about 28 grams of cocaine in his truck.

According to county records, Varela's trial date has been set for April 11th, 2011.

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