6 Arrested in Far East El Paso Drug Bust


POSTED: Monday, July 25, 2011 - 10:17am

UPDATED: Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 1:34pm

EL PASO COUNTY - El Paso County sheriff's Deputies made a major drug bust at a home on El Paso's far East side.

Strike Team Deputies staked out a home at 12808 Tierra Salas for the past 2 weeks to monitor suspicious activity.

Deputies made the bust on Wednesday after getting a search warrant for the home.

That happened after police pulled over 22-year-old Juan Carlos Silva. They say he had 16 pounds of marijuana on him and more than $2,000 in cash.

Deputies also arrested Jacob Chavez and Charlie Martinez for marijuana possession during separate traffic stops.

Investigators arrested Shem Prieto, Michael Carlos and Daniel Gutierrez who were allegedly renting rooms and dealing drugs from the house.

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Since this guy in this stash house is going to be in Jail for more than a year i assume, can i lay claim to his house under the Texas Squatters law? I am willing to pay $15 or up to $25 U.S dollars for it if I can. If anyone can help me with this please let me know.

i agree with the legalization of marijuana. @ teresa - death sentence? are you crazy? of course you are. there are ppl out there who do worse crime then drug dealing and they get way less sentences then a drug dealer.

Hmm, no spillover drug crime from Mexico to El Paso? Im glad we live in one of the safest cities in the country, with no spillover crime whatsoever.

Wanna win the war on drugs? Make it a capital offense for druggies and drug dealers and make it a mandatory death sentence.

How about removing the prohibition of marijuana and turning into an industry? That would get the U.S. out of debt and stop the incarceration of petty "criminals". We're losing the "war on drugs" because of people such as yourself that think incarceration and death is the answer. Marijuana is not a drug like heroin or cocaine, those I can see as destructive to the public.

your wack

That could also help with the unemployment situations. The drug dealers would be off of the unemployment list and you would also open up additional jobs as State Executioners.
Looks like a win-win situation to me!

I agree. Less people on unemployment helps tax rates and tax payers, less drug dealers means less violence and danger, and additional jobs benefits those getting the jobs as well as the economy they live in. What's so wrong with that?

Well teresagarcia I think you need a one way ticket to china where that's about what it is. I believe it should be legalized and taxed and we would get rid of the cartels and eliminate our deficiet in a few years.

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