Falls County deputies arrest man after drug bust

Posted at 2:50 PM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 16:13:18-04

Deputies made a traffic stop and found a large amount of drugs in the vehicle after an investigation on Thursday.

According to the Falls County Sheriff’s Office, deputies recovered a large amount of methamphetamine, a stolen firearm and $1,200 in cash.

They arrested 68-year-old Joe Labarbera and charged him with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance in an amount of more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

Deputies were assisted by Falls County Sheriff’s Office K9 Pablo and his handler, according to the FCSO.

Sheriff Ricky Scaman said he was proud of the work done by all deputies involved and vows to continue to get drug dealers off the streets.

Labarbera is being held at Falls County Jail. His bond is set at $19,000.

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