Socorro Councilman Busted for Drugs
POSTED: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 6:19pm
UPDATED: Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 8:55am
SOCORRO - A local councilman is one of four people arrested in an El Paso County Sheriff's Office drug operation.
Luis Varela, 40, is charged with drug possession and delivery.
Deputies say they searched Varela's vehicle at 10840 North Loop in Socorro and found 27 grams of cocaine.
They also netted 43 pounds of marijuana during the bust.
Also under arrest: Ernesto Garcia, 29, David Alarcon, 19, and Jesus Palacios, 49 all of El Paso.