Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Proceso article
[ Subject Matter: Joey Heard Mayor of Refugio
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Reporter: Proceso Redaction
McAllen, Texas. Joey Heard, Mayor of the city of Refugio, Texas, was detained this week passed accused of drug trafficking, informed local authorities.
The Sheriff of Refugio, Robert Blocik, detailed that the politician was captured this Friday for possession of drugs and illegal possession of a prohibited substance.
Heard, who was re-elected as Mayor in May for this community in the south of the Lone Star State, was freed on Saturday after posting up 29,000 dollars in bail, so he may fight the case from liberty and not from jail.
The accused, until now, has not made any public comment on the charges he faces. He is the second Texan Mayor to be arrested in recent days.
On the 12th of November, the Mayor Norman Tullos, of Premont, Texas, was detained for the crimes of obstruction of justice, manipulation of documents and fraud, among others.
According to Texan sources, the illegal acts in which the functionary participated are related to a fine for drugs that his son received.
The Mayor was put into county prison, and freed after paying bail. Tullos was substituted by Mandy Johnson, who actually occupies the post in an internal manner.
Original article in Spanish at Proceso