LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Texas Department of Public Safety narcotics agents arrested two Houston men on felony drug charges after the two suspects allegedly delivered more than a pound of crystal methamphetamine to local hotel Thursday night.
Eric Rubio and Jose Luis Gutierrez, both 17, are still being held in the Angelina County Jail. Both men were charged with first-degree felony possession of a controlled substance - more than 400 grams. Rubio was also charged with possession of marijuana under 2 ounces, which is a Class B misdemeanor.
Collectively, Rubio's bail was set at $101,500, and Gutierrez's bail was set at $100,000.
According to a press release, the arrest occurred at approximately 8:48 p.m. Thursday. DPS narcotics agents arranged for a controlled delivery of crystal meth from a drug trafficking organization out of Harris County.
As part of the delivery, the DPS narcotics agent allegedly purchased more than a pound of crystal meth from the two suspects. The estimated street value of the crystal meth seized in the bust is $13,000.
When the two men were taken into custody, the DPS narcotics agents discovered a "usable amount" of marijuana on Rubio.
"A portion of the narcotics were colored, which is common in contraband sold by drug trafficking organizations," the press release stated.
The DPS narcotics agents were assisted by DPS highway patrol troopers, the Lufkin Police Department, and Texas Forest Service law enforcement officers.