New details on the 1999 Dodge Durango seized and auctioned off by the Starr County HIDTA Task Force lead back to a candidate’s father.
As reported in our previous article:
The black Dodge Durango had at least two previous owners but when it was confiscated the owner was listed as Luis Alonso Garcia of Roma. Garcia, however, was not driving the Durango when it was used for illegal activity. On November 24th of 2017 Border Patrol agents observed the Dodge Durango being loaded with narcotics and attempted to intercept the vehicle. The driver led the agents on a short pursuit before bailing out of the vehicle. A man identified as Santos Daniel Galvan (37) was arrested. Four bundles where found totaling 179 pounds. Once in custody Galvan said he was not the owner of the vehicle and did not know who the rightful owner was. Court documents confirmed that Galvan agreed to a guilty plea for a possession of marijuana.
Using the address for the owner of the vehicle at the time of the seizure we can confirm that the vehicle was registered to Luis Alonso Garcia (senior) not to be confused with Luis Garcia Jr. The latter has already announced his intent to run for Justice of the Peace for Precinct 8 . Said position is currently held by Justice of the Peace Jose “Kiko” Perez who previously stated that he was undecided about running for commissioner and who’s term does not end anytime soon.
Garcia Sr. is also the owner of JR’s Wrecker Service located on Rita Lane in Escobares. Given that there was no attempt to recuperate the vehicle it could have been impounded by the business but that remains unclear.