SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS INDIVIDUAL FOLLOWING NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION IN WEST EL PASO COUNTY

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS INDIVIDUAL FOLLOWING NARCOTICS INVESTIGATION

June 11, 2021

El Paso, TX – On June 9, 2021, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit conducted a narcotics investigation that led to the arrest of one individual in west El Paso County.

Through the course of the investigation, investigators identified Erik Vargas, age 19, as a person of interest.

On June 9, 2021, Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop, which resulted in a K-9 assisted search of Vargas’s vehicle. As a result of the search, deputies determined he was in possession of various narcotics and took Vargas into custody.

A subsequent search warrant was obtained for his residence leading to the seizure of additional narcotics and $11,000 in U.S. currency.

The Narcotics Unit seized a total of 40 grams of cocaine, 324 narcotic pills, 200 LSD tabs, 11 ounces of marijuana, 16 THC products, and two handguns.

Vargas was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility with a $144,000 bond.

Charges

Man Del CS PG 1>=1G<4G

Manufacturing Delivery CS PG 1 A>=80<4,000AU

Manufacturing Delivery CS PG 3>=25G<200G

4 counts of Manufacturing/Delivery CS PG 1 >=4G<200G

2 counts Possession of Marijuana >4oz <= 5lbs

Manufacturing/Delivery cS PG 2>=4G<400G

Manufacturing/Delivery CS PG 3<28G

Manufacturing/Delivery CS PG 1 A <20AU

Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon

Manufacturing/Delivery CS PG 1<1G

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Published 11 June 2021 08:40 AM by leantunez

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