DALLAS – DALLAS (AP) — The police chief of a small Texas town near the Mexican border faces federal charges of conspiracy to distribute marijuana and possession of marijuana.
The indictment unsealed Thursday charges Sullivan City Police Chief Hernan Guerra with one count of conspiracy to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms and four counts of possession with intent to distribute between 100 kilograms and 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. Guerra's attorney did not immediately return a message left by The Associated Press.
Guerra was arrested as part of a Justice Department probe called Project Deliverance, a 22-month investigation targeting Mexican drug trafficking organizations in the United States. More than 2,000 people were arrested, including 400 on Wednesday, when FBI agents raided Guerra's office.
He has been the police chief of the tiny community since 2004.