Sheriff’s office: Weapons, $90K in pot, $13K in cash found in home

Sheriff’s office: Weapons, $90K in pot, $13K in cash found in home

Credit: Harris County Sheriff's Office

Deputies arrested and charged Esteban Martinez-Vadrar with possession of marijuana

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on February 18, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 18 at 2:19 PM

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A tip led investigators to a northwest Harris County home where they say they found drugs, weapons, and a large amount of cash.

Authorities took one person into custody.

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a home in the 17900 block of Glenledi Drive on Monday.

Deputies said they detected a strong odor of marijuana, so they obtained a warrant and searched the property. They found 18 pounds of marijuana and a loaded "AR-15 military type assault rifle," two loaded handguns, and two shotguns. Over $13,000 in cash was also in the home, the sheriff's office said.

Officials estimate the pot had a street value of $90,000.

Deputies arrested and charged the homeowner, Esteban Martinez-Vadrar, with possession of marijuana. In a statement released Tuesday, officials said the felony drug charge could come with stricter sentencing due to the weapons and the home's location within a drug-free school zone.

Martinez-Vadrar is currently in the Harris County Jail.

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