TYLER, TX (KTRE) - A federal grand jury has charged a Nacogdoches man with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, law enforcement officers were dispatched to a disturbance on Oct. 10, 2009, at the residence of Aaron William John, Jr., 30. After arriving, they received consent to search the property and discovered six firearms, including a sawed-off shotgun and a firearm that had been reported as stolen. Further investigation revealed John was a convicted felon and prohibited by federal law from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition. If convicted, John faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
This case is being investigated by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office and the ATF and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa Flournoy.
Jorge Alvardo, 41, of Lafayette, Ind., was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver. According to the indictment, on May 25, 2010, Alvardo was stopped by Texas DPS in Nacogdoches for a traffic violation. A search of the vehicle revealed more than 5 kilograms of cocaine and $139,000 in a hidden compartment. If convicted, Alvardo faces up to Life in federal prison.
This case is being investigated by the Texas DPS, DEA, and IRS and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa Flournoy.