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Katy man arrested in drug case

August 31, 2018

A Katy man was in custody Thursday after his arrest by Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputies in an ongoing narcotics investigation, officials said.

Jose Alberto Ochoa, 35, was arrested after investigators with the Ford Bend County Narcotics Task Force searched a home last week in the 1600 block of Katy Gap Road. They seized a cache of narcotics and narcotics-related products including 17.5 pounds of marijuana, 45 grams of cocaine, almost 900 marijuana vape pens, 52 grams of MDMA, 25 grams of Ecstasy and other illicit items, officials said.

The seized substances have a street value of about $140,000, officials said.

Sheriff’s officials said the operation was a main source of marijuana, THC extracts and other controlled substances in the Katy area.

“I am proud of our narcotics task force. Months of undercover work paid off,” said Fort Bend Sheriff Troy Nehls. “We got the bad guy and took a big amount of drugs off the street.”

Ochoa was arrested Thursday by the Fort Bend County sheriff’s fugitive unit. He is charged with three counts of manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance and marijuana possession - all felonies.

He remains in the Fort Bend County Jail where bond was set at $200,000.

mike.glenn@chron.com

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