Deputy Arrested for Alleged Drug Possession
A Webb County Sheriff's deputy is arrested Monday night, along with his son, after police find heroin inside their home.
This was the scene last night as Laredo Police went to serve a warrant on Nelson Jasso Vela, at an apartment near Loring and Guadalupe. When they arrived at the residence, heroin was seen in plain sight by the officers. The father of the suspect, Deputy Celerino Vela, was home at the time. A search warrant was secured and a drug dog was brought in to search the residence. Police found several more doses of heroin inside the apartment. Both the deputy, Celerino Vela, and the son were arrested on drug charges.
LPD says the investigation has been going on for several months and was a joint effort with the Webb County Sheriff's Department.
The younger Vela in the case is no stranger to the law. He was arrested weeks ago along with a cook from the Laredo International Airport for having drugs on airport property.
According to an airport spokesperson, 24 year old Nelson Jasso Vela and Pedro Kladis were arrested by airport police weeks ago. We're told both men were in a vehicle at the airport and when approached by police, Vela tried to use the car to flee the scene. Airport police managed to stop them and found heroin and other drug paraphernalia in their possession.
This is not the first time Kladis has been arrested for drug possession either. He was busted back in January 2011 when he was found with 5 syringes in his possession and heroin in his wallet. In this case, the two were arrested for possession of a controlled substance.