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Missing Marijuana Creates Rift Between DA and Local Police Dept.

1 year 8 months 1 week ago Wednesday, February 13 2019 Feb 13, 2019 February 13, 2019 4:07 PM February 13, 2019 in News - Local

SANTA ROSA – A district attorney is putting his foot down after marijuana went missing from the Santa Rosa Police Department.

The Cameron County District Attorney sent a letter to the mayor’s office which states an audit of the department’s evidence locker was completed in 2015.

In the audit, Texas Rangers, investigators and Cameron County DA’s officer discovered over 15 pounds of marijuana was missing from the department’s vault.

Police Chief Ronnie Hernandez was unable to account for the missing drugs.

KRGV’s John Paul Barajas reached out to the mayor. He says he’s concerned about the city being able to operate adequately with the police department.

A meeting will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. to further discuss the issue.

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