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Border Patrol Agent Stationed 80 Miles From Laredo Arrested on Drug Possession Charge

DEA agents in Bexar County arrested a Border Patrol agent Tuesday on a drug possession charge, according to county officials.

Gregory Dylan Sessions was charged with possession of between four and 400 grams of a controlled substance. He was booked into the Bexar County Jail on a $20,000 bond and has since been released.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Sessions is a border patrol agent assigned to the Carrizo Springs Station, which is about 80 miles north of Laredo. He’s been employed with the agency for six years.

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection stresses honor and integrity in every aspect of our mission, and the overwhelming majority of CBP employees perform their duties with honor and distinction, working tirelessly every day to keep our country safe,” read a statement from Customs and Border Protection Spokesman Dennis Smith. “We do not tolerate corruption within our ranks, nor acts which tarnish our agency’s reputation. We fully cooperate with any criminal or administrative investigations of alleged misconduct by any of our personnel, on or off duty.”

The details surrounding Sessions’s arrest and the charges against him were not immediately available. It’s also unclear what kind of drugs Sessions had, but they were categorized as Penalty Group 2 drugs, according to Bexar County officials. According to the Texas State Code that designation applies to dozens of chemical compositions of hallucinogenics.

The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office is now handling the case, according to Dante Sorianello, the DEA assistant special agent in charge in San Antonio. Leslie Garza, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office, said the office will not comment on Sessions’s arrest at this time.

Source: https://www.lmtonline.com/border-mexico/article/DEA-arrests-border-patrol-agent-in-Bexar-County-12328958.php