Jury convicts valley resident on meth charges

Jury convicts valley resident on meth charges

McALLEN, TS (STL.News) A federal jury has convicted a 49-year-old Mission resident for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of meth, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

The jury deliberated for approximately 40 minutes before convicting Eugenio Perez Jr. following a two-day trial which included three witnesses.

According to the testimony, authorities discovered 1.6 kilograms of meth while investigating a drag racing incident that resulted in a two-car collision.

At trial, the jury heard from a local police officer who explained how Perez crashed into an SUV pulling out of a parking lot.  The officer approached Perez after observing him pull a bag from his truck’s cab and place it into the bed of the truck. He instructed Perez not take anything from the vehicle.

Perez’s daughter arrived on the scene.  At that time, she took the bag from the bed of the truck and placed it in her car, according to testimony.

The officer further testified that he stopped her from leaving the area and asked her to show him what was inside the bag.  The daughter opened the bag which was found to contain approximately 1.6 kilograms of meth.

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