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Texas teen allegedly used U.S. Postal Service to deliver narcotics

Manuel Montanez was arrested on June 7, 2021 and charged with manufacturing or delivering a...
Manuel Montanez was arrested on June 7, 2021 and charged with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance.(El Paso County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 3:31 PM CDT
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EL PASO, Texas (KWTX) - An investigation by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service led to the arrest of Manuel Montanez, 18, accused of delivering narcotics via the postal service.

Montanez was arrested on June 7, 2021 and charged with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance.

U.S. postal inspectors alerted detectives with the sheriff’s office about the possibility of narcotics being delivered via the postal service to a residence located in the 400 block of Huereque Drive in El Paso.

Through the course of the investigation, investigators allegedly observed Montanez, 18, accept a package from the U.S. postal inspector.

Montanez proceeded to leave the residence with the package.

Deputies pulled him over and searched his vehicle, allegedly discovering tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vape cartridges weighing 714 grams in the package.

Montanez was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $100,000 bond.

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