Austin police busted a drug trafficking ring at the beginning of this month, resulting in four arrests and the seizure of more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine.
According to police, the investigation began when officers received “credible information” that 34-year-old Luis Pocasangre-Cardoza was going to set up a big deal between and buyer and seller for methamphetamine.
After conducting surveillance, police issued a search warrant for the shared Elgin home of 37-year-old Mario Navarro Almazan and 38-year-old Reyna Alejo said. Inside of the home, police found about 20.3 pounds of methamphetamine, more than eight ounces of cocaine and nearly $30,000 in cash, according to police. Both Almazan and Alejo were arrested.
Police also arrested a search warrant was also issued for 31-year-old Raul Vallejo-Martinez’s home in Austin. Vallejo-Martinez was arrested and officers seized several pistols from the residence, according to police.
Pocasangre-Cardoza was also arrested in connection with the suspected drug distribution. All four suspects—Pocasangre-Cardoza, Alejo, Almazan and Vallejo-Martinez—have been charged with federal drug distribution crimes.