On December 6, 2021, a deputy with the North Texas Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on US 75 in Collin County and located twenty-one kilograms of methamphetamine inside the vehicle. A Mexican national, identified as Ernesto Chavez of Grand Prairie, Texas was arrested and charged with Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance, penalty group one, a first degree felony.

Collin County Sheriffs Office

Chavez is currently being held in the Collin County Detention Facility in lieu of a $750,000.00 bond.

The North Texas Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Unit is a multi-agency initiative that combats the flow of illicit narcotics and human trafficking into the North Texas region. The Sheriffs of Collin, Grayson, Hunt, Parker, Rockwall, Smith, Tarrant and Wise counties have worked collaboratively to seize tons of narcotics on the open highways of North Texas since 2017.

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