McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Several South Texas residents charged in a federal drug conspiracy that included the wounding of a federal agent are scheduled to return to court.
The initial indictment charged a father and son with shooting a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent last summer. But several more people added to a superseding indictment on drug conspiracy charges are scheduled for re-arraignment Monday.
Among them is Aida Palacios, a former investigator with the Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office. She resigned in August.
On July 3, the investigation into a drug trafficking ring turned violent when Pedro Alvarado and his two sons allegedly chased agent Kelton Harrison. They allegedly shot at his unmarked vehicle and he was wounded.
The Alvarados are also scheduled to appear in court Monday for a status conference.