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Authorities seize $35,000 worth of drugs, arrest two following investigation

Ramon Nato Vargas Ramon Nato Vargas
Angel Marie Wessels Angel Marie Wessels
BELL COUNTY, TX (KXXV) - A Temple man and woman are in the Bell County Jail after authorities seized more than $35,000 worth of drugs, along with handguns and cash, while investigating meth being distributed in the Bell County area.

Ramon Nato Vargas, 50, is charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle in Bell County District Court and with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in U.S. District Court. Angel Marie Wessels, 32, is charged with possession of a controlled substance over 4 grams, but under 200 grams.

Members of the Bell County Organized Crime Unit and Temple Police Department arrested Vargas and Wessels on Tuesday, April 22.

The Bell County Organized Crime Unit and Temple PD were investigating Vargas for distributing large amounts of meth in Bell County.

Authorities served several search warrants at different locations during the investigation. During their search, they seized meth, cocaine, marijuana, and various pharmaceutical drugs that had a value of more than $35,000. Handguns, ammunition and a large amount of cash were also seized.

Police say there was a police car and foot chase as Vargas attempted to flee from officers during the investigation, but he was eventually caught by officers in Temple.
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