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Juvenile detained for possession of marijuana and attempting to avoid detention

The Eagle Pass Police Department detained a 15-year-old juvenile for avoiding detention and marijuana possession.

Eagle Pass Police Chief Albert Guajardo reported that on Monday, September 7, 2020.

At about 12:56 AM: Officers on patrol attempted to speak with a male subject wearing a draw string type backpack walking in the middle of the 1200 block of Jodobo Drive.

While speaking with the subject he proceeded to flee from officers running in between residences where he threw the backpack over a fence. The subject was detained and identified as a 15-year-old male juvenile. The backpack was recovered and found to contain a substantial amount of marijuana which was packaged for sale.

The male juvenile and the marijuana were transported to the police department for processing. This incident remains under investigation.

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