Deputy arrested at drug bust
A Webb County Sheriff's Deputy is arrested Monday night, along with his son, after police find heroin inside their home.
Laredo police went to serve a warrant on Nelson Jasso Vela, at an apartment near Loring and Guadalupe.
When they arrived at the residence, the officers saw heroin in plain sight.
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; the deputy 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.