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21-year-old lands in jail after attempting to cross pot through checkpoint

January 9, 2018


EAGLE PASS, Maverick County -- A 21-year-old man is behind bars after attempting to cross a small quantity of marijuana through a Border Patrol checkpoint.

Raul Ernesto Diaz, of Eagle Pass, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He was transported to the Tom Bowles Detention Center.

According to a press release by the sheriff's office, Diaz had in his possession 48 "small zip-lock bags" containing marijuana, $1288 in cash, and a substance later confirmed to be liquid cannabis. 

The incident happened over the weekend at the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Highway 57.  

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