Seventh TX Deputy Indicted for Drug Scheme

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A seventh former deputy of a South Texas sheriff's department appeared in court Tuesday on drug conspiracy charges in a federal investigation that has been expanding since last year.

Former Hidalgo County sheriff's Deputy Jorge Garza made his initial appearance in federal court in McAllen a day after his arrest, according to court records. Garza is just the latest member of the department who prosecutors say helped steal or protect drugs to be resold by a trafficker.

Garza's attorney declined to comment.