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Texas authorities arrest Tango Blast gang member after drug probe

July 19, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas authorities arrest Tango Blast gang member after drug probe

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An ongoing drug probe conducted by Texas Sherriff’s office resulted in the arrest of a member of the Tango Blast gang.

Buddy Timothy James Alexander, 30, was pulled over at a gas pump at a convenience store in Gainesville, Texas on July 11th by authorities with CCSO’s Drug Enforcement Unit and Criminal Investigations Division, according to Terry Gilbert, the Cooke County Sheriff.

Detectives seized roughly 7.5 grams of meth, which had an estimated value of $750 and a 9 mm handgun from the man’s vehicle, The Gainsville Daily Register reported.

Alexander, who is a convicted felon, was taken into custody for manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and tampering with evidence.

Gilbert added that a woman was inside the car at the time of the arrest but has not been charged.

A judge has set bond for Alexander at $250,000.

A 2016 gang assessment report conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety indicated that Tango Blast, Tango cliques, Latin Kings, Texas Mexican Mafia and MS-13 were considered Tier 1, which are considered among the most dangerous gangs.

“These pose the greatest gang threat to Texas due to their relationships with cartels, high levels of transnational criminal activity, violence, and overall statewide presence.”

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