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Irving Police Bust Three Drug Dealers, Including Fentanyl Trafficker, in Afternoon Arrests

Abel Aguilar-Villalba, Martin Montoya-Rocha and Julio Josue Recarte-Melendez

Irving Police arrested three individuals on the afternoon of November 28, 2023, in connection with drug-related offenses.

Abel Aguilar-Villalba, 39, faces charges of engaging in organized activities (FS level) and theft prop >=$750<$2. Despite no drugs being found on him during the arrest, Aguilar-Villalba was apprehended for dealing and theft, with a total bond set at $6,000. Previously, on April 22, 2023, he was arrested by the Roanoke Police Department for vehicle burglary, during which an ICE detainer was requested. Details regarding his immigration status were not provided.

Martin Montoya-Rocha, 40, was arrested on charges of drug possession and dealing Fentanyl. He faces two felonies, poss cs pg1/1b<1g and engaging in organized activities, along with a theft charge prop >=$750<$2. Montoya-Rocha's total bond amount was set at $7,500.

Julio Josue Recarte-Melendez, 36, was arrested for dealing drugs. He faces charges of engaging in organized activities, theft prop >=$750<$2, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Recarte-Melendez's total bond was set at $6,492. Recarte-Melendez has a previous arrest in Collin County for controlled substance possession.  

The arrests underscore Irving's ongoing efforts to combat drug-related activities in the community. Drug dealers, particularly those involved with dangerous substances like Fentanyl, are considered a significant societal threat.

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