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Tip to sheriff’s office leads to marijuana seizure, two arrests

Mug shots for Jared McDonald and Evin Alanis courtesy of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

A tip led deputies to the arrest of two people and the seizure of marijuana, THC oil and cocaine.

Deputies received a tip Thursday, and as part of their investigation, deputies made a traffic stop at the intersection of Dyer Street and Sierra Vista Drive in northeast El Paso.

Deputies searched the vehicle and found one pound of high grade marijuana, which is commonly known as “kush,” authorities said.

A search warrant was executed at a northeast El Paso home, and authorities found four pounds of “kush” and items that contained liquid and hardened THC oil, authorities said.

The street value of the seized marijuana is about $34,000, authorities said.

Jared McDonald, 25, was booked on a possession of marijuana charge and possession of a controlled substance charge.

Evin Alanis, 25, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

Members of the community can give tips to law enforcement through the TIP 411 service. Send a text message to TIP411 (847411). The text should say “EPCSO” plus whatever tip the resident has.

The text message is encrypted and an alias is generated. The tip is then anonymously submitted to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

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