Guadaulpe County drug bust yields 1,000 pounds of pot

Deputies arrest 3 suspects, all facing federal drug charges

Guadalupe County Sheriff’s officers recovered more than 1,000 of marijuana and arrested three suspects early Tuesday morning.

Deputy Eddie Flores said the suspects led them on an off-road chase after refusing to stop when officers tried to pull them over on Interstate 10 East.

Two men -- Alfredo Corona, 34, and Esteban Lopez Junior, 25 -- were arrested after they abandoned their utility vehicle when it became stuck in a creek on private property following a chase.

A woman, identified as Valerie Ann Vaqueres, of San Antonio, was also arrested.

She was in another vehicle that had been accompanying the men on I-10.

All three suspects were turned over to federal authorities and are expected to face federal conspiracy and drug possession charges.


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