Two Men Arrested In Eunice Drug Bust
Police arrest a couple of accused drug dealers who allegedly stored the drugs near an Eunice High School.
Eunice Police Chief Ronald Dies says Manuel Cuellar-Martinez and Jose Cuellar-Zamarron are now in jail after police say they found cocaine marijuana and items used to make drugs, as well as a gun with ammunition, in an apartment near the school.
Cuellar-Martinez has a Eunice address while Cuellar-Zamarron has a Basile address. Both are from Mexico. Chief Dies says after contacting the Louisiana Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement they found that Martinez's resident alien status had been expired for about five years.
Police say they seized over $56,000 in suspected drug proceeds. The Detectives also say they found records of currency transfers from the suspects to a location in Mexico. The currency transfers ranged from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars. The estimated street value on the drugs located was bout $2,000.
Manuel Cuellar-Martinez and Jose Cuellar-Zamarron was arrested on the following charges:
Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance (Marijuana)
Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance (Cocaine)
Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Dangerous Substance (Loritab)
Possession of Drug Paraphenalia
Illegal Carrying of Weapons
Transactions Involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses
Violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance Law; Drug Free Zone