Two Arrested On Drugs, Cash, and Weapons Charges

Two Cuban nationals have been arrested in Gregg County. 34 year old Javier Diaz and 25 year old Osmany Maynet were taken into custody Monday on drug, currency, and weapons charges.

Sheriff's deputies say they stopped the two men while driving on I-20. During a search, officers found what they say is 12 pounds of marijuana, a .38 caliber loaded handgun and more than $6,000 in cash.

Items believed to be used to practice voodoo, like bags with animal bones and hair, were also found. Both men remain in the Gregg County Jail.

Amy Tatum reporting.