DPS agents seize more than 100 pounds of marijuana in Hockley County this week

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LEVELLAND, Texas – Agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety confiscated more than 100 pounds of marijuana and other items from a vehicle and a residence this week in Hockley County. 

According to the Levelland & Hockley County News-Press, Pablo Jacobo Felix-Samaniego, 35, was arrested on Tuesday after leading the agents in a vehicle chase. 

The newspaper reported that 25-pounds of marijuana and a floor scale were found in the vehicle he was driving. 

He was arrested and taken to the Hockley County Jail, where he was still being held Saturday on a $22,000 bond. 

According to jail records, he is charged with delivery of marijuana between five and 50-pounds, tampering or fabricating physical evidence and evading arrest and evading arrest in a vehicle. 

The Levelland & Hockley County News-Press identified Felix-Samaniego as a Mexican national. 

On Wednesday, DPS agents searched a house in the area of Wilson Street and West Avenue in Levelland. 

Agents there seized 83-pounds of marijuana, a quarter-ounce of methamphetamine and a rifle. 

A DPS representative told the newspaper other paraphernalia located inside the house was connected to the Mexican Cartel and the West Texas Tango gang.

The house was unoccupied at the time the search warrant was executed.

An investigation continues into the people who are associated with the house.

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