184 lbs of marijuana and 93 thousands pills of Xanax seizedPosted on July 10, 2004
Texas Department of Public Safety arrested a major supplier of the illegal prescription drug Xanax, seizing 93,060 tablets of the drug worth half a million dollars and 184 pounds of marijuana worth $105,000.
On Saturday at 12:40 p.m., DPS Narcotics arrested 42 year-old Carlos Jimenez Villanueva and his 24 year-old wife, Dora Janeth Villanueva, both from Kyle, on federal charges of possession with intent to distribute Xanax and marijuana. Mr. and Mrs. Villanueva were arrested at their Kyle residence at 404 South Main Street after they attempted to sell the illegal drugs to an undercover officer.
"Through drug seizures and arrests, DPS Narcotics is reducing the trafficking and sale of illegal prescription drugs," said Col. Thomas A. Davis Jr., Director of the DPS. "When these drugs are misused and taken illegally, they pose a risk not only to those who take them but also to the public, who comes in contact with these drug users and traffickers."
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the Warren-Clinton Drug Task Force in Ohio, the Hays County Narcotics Task Force, the Chisholm Trail Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation also assisted in the arrests.
Source: Texas Department of Public Safety