- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

HOUMA, La. (AP) - A south Louisiana sheriff says a Texas man has died nearly three weeks after being arrested in a cocaine case and suffering a heart attack.

The Courier (https://bit.ly/2m3lBrT) reports that Terrebonne (TEHR-uh-bone) Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter (LAR-pen-ter) says 53-year-old Jesus Hinojosa of Brownsville, Texas, was among six Texas residents arrested Feb. 17. He said Hinojosa had a heart attack the same day.

Larpenter said Thursday that Hinojosa died Tuesday.

Larpenter said last month that a federal indictment accused all six of shipping cocaine from Mexico through Texas. He said Terrebonne Narcotics Task Force agents recovered more than 44 pounds of very pure cocaine worth about $750,000, along with two tractor-trailers and a Ford F-150 pickup truck.

Larpenter says the other five men remain in federal custody.

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Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com


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