McAllen Residents Settle Lawsuit involving Former HC Sheriff Lupe Trevino and Panama Unit

Two McAllen residents settle a lawsuit involving the now-defunct panama unit for the alleged unlawful search of their home and their arrest.

David Carrizales and Rogelia Stabolito came to an agreement with defendants that included former Hidalgo County Sheriff, Lupe Trevino, former Mission Police Chief Martin Garza, the city of Mission and the members of the anti-drug trafficking task force known as the Panama Unit.

The lawsuit claimed that members of the now defunct unit stormed their home in June of 2012 in search of drugs that were not found, arresting Carrizales, who spent two days in jail, violating their 4th amendment right against unlawful search and seizure.

Details of the settlement were not released. The plaintiffs must finalize the settlement by the end of the month.

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