2 arrested; Guns, Santa Muerte seized after chase in Converse
Joe Raymond Garza, 32, and Joanna Sanchez, 36, were arrested
CONVERSE, Texas – Guns and a Santa Muerte statue are just some of the items confiscated after a traffic stop turned chase in Converse.
Converse police released a photo of the seizure, which included a shotgun, a rifle and two handguns. One of those handguns was stolen, police said.
The Santa Muerte statue is often associated with drug cartels and is a spiritual figure said to offer protection.
Joe Raymond Garza, 32, and Joanna Sanchez, 36, were arrested in the case. Officers said they both led police on a chase Friday.
Spike strips were used to get the car to stop near Binz-Engleman and Mystic Sunrise.
Garza is accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm and faces several drug-related charges.
Sanchez also faces drug-related charges.
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