Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress
JACKSONVILLE — The Safe Streets Task Force has done it again.
Tuesday at 2:20 p.m., members of the task force, comprised of officers from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the Jacksonville Police Department and the FBI, arrested 26-year-old Jose Roberto Limon on charges of a federal narcotics violation. Officers had stopped a vehicle in which Limon was a passenger near Isaac Wrecker Company on an outstanding federal warrant that stems from an ongoing investigation from August.
Officers had a strong suspicion that Limon might be carrying a firearm, according to Jacksonville Police Chief Reece Daniel.
A search of the vehicle and the suspect revealed that Limon was in possession of narcotics, Daniel said.
Limon and another suspect were transported to the Jacksonville Police Department and interviewed. During the interviews, officers determined that the second suspect was an innocent party and he and his vehicle were released. His identity is not being released.
Limon was scheduled to be arraigned in Tyler this morning by a federal magistrate. Bond amounts are unknown at this time.
“Once again we see the fruits of the ongoing cooperation between the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the Jacksonville Police Department and the FBI," Daniel said. "The Safe Streets Task force has been a very effective tool in removing drug dealers, weapons dealers and career criminals from our community. When we combined prosecution with the federal system in Tyler and our state prosecutors in Rusk this task force became a strong force for law and order in Cherokee County.”