Agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration arrested three men Tuesday after a cocaine bust.
Acting on a tip from an informant, agents started watching a home near Edinburg, according to the federal criminal complaint.
At 10:30 a.m., a white Ford Focus arrived at the home. About 15 minutes later, the driver of the Ford Focus left the home with a passenger.
Agents followed the Ford Focus to a drive-thru convenience store, where the occupants signaled to someone driving a blue Chevrolet Silverado, according to the criminal complaint. The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado left the convenience store and drove to the home.
After the Chevrolet Silverado left the convenience store, an Edinburg police officer stopped the Ford Focus, according to the criminal complaint. Agents asked the driver and passenger to accompany them back to the home.
The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado attempted to leave the home when he saw police approaching, but another Edinburg police officer stopped the driver and escorted him back.
With all three men detained, agents asked the homeowner — a woman who said one of the three men was her live-in boyfriend — for permission to search the premises, according to the criminal complaint. They found 3.8 kilograms of cocaine in the master bedroom.
The woman said she witnessed all three men “at her residence the night before cutting a kilogram of cocaine,” according to the criminal complaint. Her boyfriend said they planned to sent the cocaine to Atlanta.
“After obtaining consent to search on one of the cell phones seized by Agents, a picture showing all three defendant cutting into a kilogram of cocaine was saved on the device at 7:20 p.m. 9:43 p.m. (sic) the previous evening,” according to the criminal complaint.
Agents arrested Jose Alfredo Guajardo, Saul Bulos-Gonzalez and Juan Jose Dominguez-Hernandez. They’re charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.