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A Frio County couple is being charged with felony drug offenses after a law enforcement investigation culminated in a raid on a home north of Pearsall last week.
Identified as Joe Corona, 29, and Ashley Luna, 24, the two suspects in the case are believed to have trafficked in a variety of narcotics out of a residence in the community of Moore, according to the sheriff’s office.
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents requested assistance from Frio County sheriff’s deputies before executing a search warrant at the ‘Casitas de Moore’ housing development on Friday, April 23.
According to a report on the case, deputies and agents entered the home Friday afternoon and discovered 71 grams of methamphetamine, 159 grams of marijuana, a firearm, ammunition and THC oil.
Corona was arrested at the scene and transported to the Frio County Jail without further incident; a warrant for his girlfriend has been issued. Luna remained at large as of presstime.
Both suspects face a felony charge for the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and state jail felony charges for the possession of marijuana.
The law enforcement raid in Moore marks the first such incident in several years for the unincorporated residential community.
“It does not matter what part of the county you live in,” Chief Deputy Peter Salinas said. “This department will continue to be vigilant because every single resident deserves peace of mind that they live in a drug-free zone. Individuals responsible for these narcotic sales will be located, investigated and their sales will be disrupted in whatever community or area of our county they may be hiding.”