UPDATE: Gandara, Canales Arrested on Federal Drug Charges
POSTED: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12:02am
UPDATED: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 3:22pm
County Commissioner Arrested Earlier This Evening
Socorro, TX — UPDATE - Few details have been released in this case. Officials are saying that Willie Gandara Jr., 37 and Jose Canales, 50 were arrested on federal drug trafficking charges, including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy. Jail records say both are being held without bond.
Gandara Jr. sits on the El Paso County Commissioners Court and announced in December 2011 that he intended to run for the Texas House of Representatives.
You can view the indictment on the case in the attachment below.
EL PASO - NewsChannel 9 has confirmed that Willie Gandara Jr. was arrested late Wednesday evening on federal drug charges.
Diana Apodaca, the DEA spokesperson, released this statement on the incident:
"DEA, ICE, IR, with assistance of the FBI, along with our state and local law enforcement partners, are conducting this ongoing operation."
Check with ktsm.com for more information as this story develops.