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Drug Bust Nets Two in a Drug Free Zone

 Kaufman Texas Two Dallas residents are behind bars after a drug bust in a Drug Free Zone.

On January 20, 2011 Kaufman County investigators teamed up with the Kaufman Police Department to execute an undercover drug sting. Investigators we able to purchase over a pound of marijuana, with a street value of over $4,000.00, and a 32 flat screen television from the suspects.

Arrested were Ray Espiricueta Jr., age 33, of Dallas, and Jose DeJesus Hernandez, age 26, also of Dallas. Both are charged with Delivery of marijuana in a drug free zone > 4 oz. < 5 lbs. Espiricueta had outstanding warrants from Dallas PD, Dallas County, and Seagoville PD. Hernandez had additional outstanding warrants from Frisco PD, as well as Lancaster PD.

Both were transported to the Kaufman County Law Enforcement Center, where bond is set at

$52,436.00 for Espiricueta and $50,731.00 for Hernandez.

Penalties for the drug offenses are enhanced; due to the fact the sale of drugs took place in a drug