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E. Texas man arrested on drug charges, claims to have ties with Mexican cartel

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Eric McQuilliams (Source: Wood County Sheriff's Office) Eric McQuilliams (Source: Wood County Sheriff's Office)
WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas man admitted to authorities that he is one of the largest drug dealers in the area after he was taken into custody Thursday night. He also claims to have ties with the Mexican Cartel.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office said 25-year-old Eric McQuilliams of Mineola was arrested after his vehicle was stopped on Highway 80. McQuilliams was known to have outstanding warrants for probation violation.

A Smith County K9 Unit was called in to assist deputies in a search of McQuilliams' vehicle. The search uncovered an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine, marijuana, scales and other items associated with selling and transporting narcotics. A handgun, reported stolen out of Kilgore, was also located inside the vehicle.

Two other vehicles belonging to McQuilliams were also seized, along with $25,000 in cash.

McQuilliams is charged with violation of parole, possession with intent to deliver marijuana and methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm.

He is being held in the Wood County Jail.

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