Two South Texas men arrested in April while reportedly transporting $1.8 million worth of heroin and methamphetamine were indicted Wednesday by a McLennan County grand jury.
The grand jury indicted David Rodriguez, 34, of Houston, and Luis Alexandro Reyna, 36, of San Juan, Texas, on charges of possession of heroin with intent to deliver and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.
Department of Public Safety officials arrested the pair April 3 in Waco and reported they discovered 8 pounds of heroin and 9 pounds of methamphetamine in hidden compartments in a 2004 Lincoln Navigator.
According to records filed in the case, the men admitted to the officers that they were bringing the drugs to Waco from the McAllen area.
Records show DPS narcotics officers and Drug Enforcement Administration agents received a tip that a large drug shipment was coming into Waco in a maroon Navigator accompanied by someone in a black 2012 Ford Explorer.
Agents located the vehicles parked at Hooter’s at New Road and Interstate 35.
An undercover DEA agent went inside the restaurant and saw the man later identified as Reyna meeting with a man agents said was driving the Navigator, records show. He later was identified as Rodriguez, according to reports.
The men left the restaurant in the two vehicles and two DPS troopers pulled them over a short time later, records show.
A drug dog was brought in and alerted officers that the vehicle was carrying drugs, according to reports.
If convicted, the men face from 15 to 99 years in prison and up to life and fines up to $250,000.