Federal agents Wednesday arrested a Lower Valley church deacon accused in a scheme that allegedly involved smuggling tons of marijuana from El Paso and Arizona.
Luis Ulises Carrasco, 54, has been a deacon for about three years and was assigned to Corpus Christi Catholic Community, 9205 N. Loop, said Elizabeth O'Hara, a spokeswoman for the El Paso Catholic Diocese. She said a statement on the arrest is expected to be issued Thursday.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents booked Carrasco into the El Paso County Jail on Wednesday on a charge of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance, according to a jail log.
Late Wednesday, the Diocese of El Paso learned of the arrest of Luis Carrasco.
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