Former La Joya Police Chief Charged in Federal Drug Case Released on Bond
MCALLEN – A former La Joya police chief who was charged in August with aiding and abetting, possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, among other charges is out on bond.
Geovani Hernandez was released last Tuesday, Nov. 21.
Under some of the conditions of his release, Hernandez was asked to surrender any passports and will be required to wear a GPS monitoring device with a set curfew.
He will also not be allowed to travel outside of Hidalgo County unless the purpose is to seek employment in surrounding counties.
When working as a sergeant for the Progreso Police Department, Hernandez allegedly helped vehicles loaded with drugs get through Progreso and was paid $5,000 for his role in the transaction.
The former police chief faces 10 years to life in jail if convicted for his charges. Additionally, he could be forced to pay a fine not exceeding $10 million.
Hernandez is due back in federal court for pre-trial Friday.
Further details of his bond release can be found in the district court documents below:
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