Arrested for Peyote

Two arrested for possession and transporting peyote. Matthew James Acevedo (23) and Luis Carlos Acevedo (54) were arrested by the Rio Grande City Police Department on June 22nd following a traffic stop.

The pair were stopped at the intersection of Fairgrounds and Canales Brothers at about 9:33pm. During the interaction officers asked if they could search the grey 2007 Oldsmobile. The men consented and during the search officers found a bag carrying 17 pounds of peyote.

Peyote is largely considered illegal unless the person transporting, dealing or selling has proper documentation and that is solely for native Americans. Since neither possessed the documentation both were arrested.

They were transported to the Starr County Jail and a bond was set at $25,000 for each by Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1 Chuy Alvarez.

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