Biggest Home Drug Bust in Socorro since 2005
POSTED: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 4:41pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 9:00am
Two people are in jail tonight after a babysitter found a big stash of marijuana in the house.
She called Socorro Police and that led to that cities biggest home drug bust since 2005.
Early this morning, Socorro P.D. came to this apartment to arrest 19 year-old Justin Alvarez on traffic charges.
Alvarez' mom had post the bond, so she called a babysitter to stay at the house while she and her son were gone.
The 16 year-old babysitter found drugs in the house. She called the police.
"Up to about nine pounds of marijuana, they also found spice and other items that were found leading us to believe that it's just not possession we're looking at manufacturing," Lt. Jose Alvarez said.
David Garcia, the spokesperson for the city of Socorro says after she called police, the babysitter made another call...
"The babysitter called a friend to tell him what was going on, well the friend came over, seemingly knew what was going on at this point we understand tried to move some of the narcotics," Garcia said.
When Socorro Police arrived at the house, they arrested 17 year-old Gustavo Maynez...
"Asides from the narcotic itself, we found packaging, and things that are used when they sell the narcotic," Alvarez said.
The drug bust happened just across the street from a school.
"We're thankful that people out here call when they suspect something suspicious just like we ask and they do they come through and this is what the result of it is," Alvarez said.
Police say they still may make one more arrest.
"If someone doesn't come forward as the owner of the drugs, the mother's name is the one on the lease then the mother faces manufacturing as well as possession charges as well," Garcia said.