ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – At a press conference Wednesday morning at the Limestone County Jail, Sheriffs Mike Blakely and Blake Dorning revealed the arrest of a Hispanic male who they say is in the United States illegally. Agapito Peter Gomez, 37, is charged with Trafficking in Marijuana and Obstructing Justice by giving a false name to authorities.
Below is the full text of the release from Limestone County investigators:
On December 17, 2012 at approximately 11:00 P.M., the Limestone County Narcotics Unit, Madison County Narcotics Unit and an Athens Police Department Narcotics Officer stopped a 2007 Silverado pickup truck driven by Agapito Peter Gomez – 37 years old from Atlanta, GA.
Madison County Drug Unit had obtained information that this individual was transporting marijuana to someone in our county. When officers stopped Gomez, Limestone County drug dog Kilo alerted on some boxes that was in the back of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed two boxes containing eleven bundles of marijuana, each weighing twelve pounds, for a total of 132 pounds.
Gomez remains in the Limestone County Jail and ICE has placed a “hold” on this indovodual due to the fact he is an illegal immigrant. This individual is currently on probation from previous drug charges. Gomez was released from a federal penitentiary in February of this year.
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