UPDATE - Few details have been released in this case. Officials are saying that Willie Gandara Jr. was arrested on federal drug trafficking charges, including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy. Jail records say he's being held without bond.
Gandara Jr. is sits on the El Paso County Commissioners Court and announced in December 2011 that he intended to run for the Texas House of Representatives.
SOCORRO, TX — Local4 News has confirmed that Willie Gandara Jr. was arrested late Wednesday evening on federal drug charges.
Diana Apodaca, the DEA spokesperson, released this statement on the incident:
"DEA, ICE, IR, with assistance of the FBI, along with our state and local law enforcement partners, are conducting this ongoing operation."
Check with kdbc.com for more information as this story develops.