San Juan Police Officer in Federal Court Wednesday

5 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, April 19 2017 Apr 19, 2017 April 19, 2017 1:09 PM April 19, 2017 in News

MCALLEN – A San Juan police officer accused of repeatedly lying to DEA agents back in December was in federal court.

An FBI agent testified in federal court Wednesday morning explaining the incident Robert Leon Castillo is accused of lying about.

Castillo was one of several San Juan police officers and Border Patrol agents who responded to a traffic accident near Stuart and Moore Road back on August 27.

Inside an abandoned vehicle, officers and agents found narcotics.

The drugs were taken to the San Juan Police Department before being handed over to the DEA.

In December, DEA agents interviewed all agents and officers involved in the case. Castillo told the DEA that he didn’t see or touch the drugs until they were at the police station.

Video shows otherwise.

Castillo changed his story after DEA agents showed him the video.

Castillo will be released on a $30,000 bond. He’s prohibited from working in law enforcement while the case goes forward.

He is suspended from San Juan police without pay.

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