Falfurrias Mayor’s Husband Arrested with Load of Drugs

File Photo of Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint

FALFURRIAS–It’s one of the busiest checkpoints for seizures of drugs for Homeland Security, but last week agents at the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint south of the small town caught the common-law husband of Falfurrias Mayor with a load of drugs.

Agents report Damian Soliz, the husband of Anna Maria Garcia, who was appointed Falfurrias Mayor last summer. had nearly 300 pounds of marijuana when he went through the checkpoint last Thursday. They discovered the load of drugs hidden inside the tires of a tractor he was transporting on a trailer.

Garcia and other city officials weren’t available for comment about Soliz’ arrest.

For nearly a week, Soliz has sat in a federal jail until his detention hearing when he was able to get out on bond.

People have been talking about his arrest around the small town and on forum on the internet.

It’s yet another scandal to rock Falfurrias and there is no word how this will impact the Falfurrias Mayor and her term.

–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

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