Drug Arrests in Liberty County
Mar 13, 2013
after taking office as Sheriff of the Liberty County Sheriff's Department in
January of this year, Sheriff Bobby Rader left no doubt in his declaration to
focus the resources of his department heavily upon illegal drug trafficking in
and through Liberty County. A problem that has historically plagued most
cities and counties that have major highways traversing their jurisdiction as
does Liberty County. Due to this firm commitment, the months of February
and March have been quite productive in this effort to make it very
uncomfortable and costly for drug traffickers to use the highways through
Liberty County to bring narcotics into our community where it is used to
threaten the safety of our youth and other citizens of our county.
February 11, 2013, a Liberty County Deputy stopped a speeding vehicle on Hwy.
90 at Hwy. 146 in Dayton after clocking the vehicle speeding through the
"bottoms" between the cities of Liberty and Dayton. Subsequent investigation generated a search of
the violator's vehicle and $31,507 was found in a bag in the trunk, as
well as a small amount of marijuana.
Williams, age 33, was arrested and charged with "Money Laundering", a
third degree Felony. Williams does have a record for drug
violations. He was coming from Beaumont and going to Houston.
Information from the Deputy is that Larry Williams has since posted bond and is
March 6, 2013, at approximately 11:am, a Liberty County Deputy stopped a
vehicle on Hwy. 59 near Washington Ave. in North Liberty County for a
traffic violation. This vehicle was occupied by Jose Duran-Aguirre, age
23, Edwin Diaz-Vargas, age 24, and Kelley Reyes-Delgado, age 22. All
three were from Nashville, TN and were enroute to Houston. The
vehicle they were driving was pulling a U-Haul trailer. During this
traffic stop, adequate suspicion was presented to the Deputy for a
complete search of the vehicle and trailer. Inside the lining of two (2)
different suitcases was found approximately $140,000 in cash. Another $20,000
was found inside a TV that had all the internal electronics removed to make
room for the money.
three were arrested and charged with "Money Laundering", a second
degree Felony. The two male suspects, Duran-Aguirre and David-Vargas also
had an Immigration Hold placed on them. A $100,000 bond was placed on
each arrested individual.
March 13, 2013, on Hwy. 59 at Washington Ave. in the same approximate area as
the above arrest, a Liberty County Deputy stopped a vehicle for two
traffic violations and during this stop, the driver, Solomon Khan, age 40 years
old, from Buffalo, NY, gave conflicting stories which prompted a search of
his automobile. During this search, the Deputy found a false
compartment that had been installed in the rear deck of this SUV and within
this compartment was found over $189,000 in cash wrapped in black tape.
Khan was charged with "Money Laundering" a second degree Felony
and placed in the Liberty County jail. He will face the Judge in the
morning for the setting of a bond.
efforts on the part of the Liberty County Sheriff's Department will only
increase over the coming weeks and months and make the illegal drug traffic
much more costly for those dealing in such activity both in drug monies
confiscated, as well as jail time for those arrested.
WILLIAMS, LARRY JAMES
DURAN-AGUIRRE, JOSE DIAZ-VARGAS, EDWIN REYES-DELGADO, KELLEY
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