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UPDATE: Three busted with 4.6 kilos of meth outside Jim’s Restaurant

UPDATE 4:45 p.m.:

Federal prosecutors say have identified the three people involved in a late night drug bust at a Jim’s Restaurant.

The three people, identified as 18-year-old Rabbi Lee Ponce, 18-year-old Rudy Aragon and 30-year-old Mercedes Trinidad, were each charged with a count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to the federal criminal complaint, federal and state investigators arranged for an undercover drug deal with Ponce who agreed to sell multiple kilograms of crystal methamphetamine.

Ponce and Aragon arrived at the agreed upon location, to be joined later by Trinidad, to execute the deal.

Police then had a canine sniff around Trinidad’s car and then officers eventually found 4.6 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine inside.

All three are currently in federal custody and they each face between 10 years and life in federal prison.

Additional reporting by KTSA’s Dennis Foley.

ORIGINAL:

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Law enforcement officers say they seized a large amount of drugs and arrested three people at a popular Northeast Side restaurant.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office reports several kilos of methamphetamine were seized Monday night outside Jim’s Restaurant on Loop 410 at Perrin Beitel Road.

The suspects taken into custody were scheduled to appear in federal court this morning on charges of possession with intent to distribute.

In addition to BCSO, the Department of Public Safety and Drug Enforcement Administration were involved in the undercover operation.

 


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