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'Crime Stoppers tip' leads to seizure of 24 marijuana plants, two arrested

Live plants, sealed plants, and cultivation equipment were found during this drug bust in Alice Texas.
Credit: Alice Echo-News Journal

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Alongside growing equipment and a "Cannabis Bible", Alice police seized twenty-four marijuana plants and five vacuum sealed bags of processed weed according to the Alice Echo-News Journal.

Sgt. Herman Arellano said police received a "Crime Stoppers tip" about drugs at a residence on the 1600 block of Andrea. When officers arrived, Francisco A. Cansino Jr. answered the door.

Due to a strong smell of marijuana - as well Sgt. Brandon Reynolds observing the drug and other paraphernalia being visible through an open window - Arellano and other officers obtained a search warrant.

A search of the home and a shed in the back of the property led to the seizure.

"The shed was like a greenhouse and had a whole green house system in the works," Reynolds said.

Cansino and another man, Joey Valadez, were arrested and taken to the Jim Wells County jail. 

Anyone with information on a crime and would like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of South Texas, Inc. at 361-664-7867 (STOP). Any information that leads to an arrest may result in a cash reward.

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