Anonymous tips to Sheriff's Office leads to three arrests

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Anonymous tips to local authorities leads to the arrest of three men during three separate drug busts.

Mugshots: Javier Francisco Cerda, 34 , Angel Rocha-Lopez, 37, and Jose Luis Garcia, 25

The first incident happened when officers received a tip saying that someone was selling drugs at a house located at the 9000 block of Witherspoon.

Surveillance was conducted and sheriff’s deputies were able to arrest 34-year-old Francisco Cerda after they conducted a traffic stop.

During the traffic stop, authorities found 16 grams of cocaine, a handgun as well as other drugs inside his home.

The second seizure happened at the 9100 block of McPherson Road when sheriff’s deputies received word that 37-year-old Angel Rocha Lopez was selling drugs out of the business.

Deputies approached Rocha Lopez as he was entering his car and found a handgun, along with seven grams of cocaine.

And the third discovery happened at the intersection of Clark and New Port Avenue where deputies conducted a routine traffic stop and found plastic bags of cocaine and $9,000 of cash inside the pocket of the driver’s door.

Jose Luis Garcia, 25, was arrested in that case.

All three men were charged with possession of a controlled substance and taken to the county jail.