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POSTED: Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 10:20am

UPDATED: Friday, November 19, 2010 - 6:45am

SOCORRO - Expect more drama than usual at tonight's Socorro City Council meeting.

That's because two days ago councilman Luis Varela was arrested on charges of marijuana delivery and cocaine possession.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says undercover deputies busted Varela and three other men Tuesday evening in Socorro for allegedly negotiating the sale and delivery of more than 40 pounds of marijuana.

During the undercover sting, deputies say they also found 27.5 grams of cocaine in Varela's truck.

Varela remained in jail Thursday morning on a $140, 000 bond.

The Socorro council meeting begins at 6 p.m.

NewsChannel 9 will be there.

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Why haven't we heard from Theresa Caballero, the self-appointed premier corruption fighter in El Paso? She is constantly harassing the DA's Office and the EPPD with accusations of corruption. Whenever a genuine corruption scandal breaks, like Barraza or the FBI probe of the county government, the crooks are always her political allies. Go figure!

Maybe they should call these "Sit Downs" and have wine, walnuts and grapes at the table because these pathetic thugs sure don't act like I'd expect City Council members to behave like...I bet your family members hang their heads low when they speak of you. I feel sorry for the city of Socorro...to be represented by the likes of you.

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