A federal judge in Texas released a 49-year-old airline pilot charged with drug offenses on $50,000 bond after the man allegedly flew from Colombia to Houston with 62 bags of cocaine in his stomach. Officials said the pilot for a local regional airline was in uniform when he boarded the flight as a passenger. He then called police for assistance after his flight landed and one or more of the bags containing cocaine pellets broke in his stomach.
Three Texas residents were taken into police custody shortly after midnight on September 7 at a Holiday Inn on West Bay Area Boulevard in Houston. One of the individuals was recently released after serving a one-year prison sentence in Lyncher State Jail in Humble, Texas. The 32-year-old man had been sentenced to Lyncher after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a 2011 robbery. He also had earlier convictions for cocaine possession, methamphetamine possession and possession with intent to deliver.
A man is in jail after allegedly being in possession of methamphetamines, hydrocodone and methocarbamol. After allegedly noticing suspicious activity in the early morning hours of July 5, local police officers stopped to investigate and ended up taking the 30-year-old man into custody. The man was awaiting a court appearance for a separate charge when he was detained. He is being held without bond on a number of felony weapons and drug possession charges.