In March of 2013, federal agents searched Chavez’ home in the 5000 block of 14th Street. They seized two vehicles, bank accounts and “a sum of money equal to at least $400,000 in United States currency.” The case started when a confidential informant was able to buy methamphetamine from one of Chavez’ co-defendants.
In all, five people were indicted on drug-related charges. A sixth person was instead charged for running an illegal gambling operation. All six pleaded guilty late last year and all six were sentenced to prison time.