Katy man allegedly caught with $140,000 worth of narcotics

KATY, Texas (KTRK) -- A Katy man accused of being a major player in Fort Bend County's illicit drug trade is behind bars after he was allegedly caught with $140,000 worth of narcotics.

Jose Alberto Ochoa, 35, was arrested on Thursday after a months-long investigation into where many of the drugs sold in the Katy area were coming from.

According to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, a search warrant was issued at Ochoa's home in the 1600 block of Katy Gap Road.

Deputies allegedly found a long list of drugs, including:
  • 17.5 pounds of marijuana
  • 878 THC vapes
  • 31.3 grams of THC considerate (wax)
  • 4.9 pounds of THC edibles
  • 1 gram of THC crystal
  • 52 grams of MDMA (Molly)
  • 25 grams of ecstasy
  • 45 grams of cocaine

Ochoa is facing multiple felony counts for the manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance and for marijuana possession.

The suspect is being held in the Fort Bend County Jail on a $200,000 bond.
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