Weatherford Man Arrested In Postal Mail Drug Trafficing Scheme

Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators arrested a man following a lengthy drug investigation in a cooperative effort with the United States Postal Inspection Service. The investigation was initiated after Special Crimes investigators and US Postal Inspectors learned of an attempt to use the U.S. Mail as part of a drug trafficking scheme.  SCU investigators and US Postal Inspectors located and seized a large quantity of suspected illegal narcotics inside an apartment in the 200-Block of College Park Drive in Weatherford which was being rented by Louis Fernando Orona, 23.  Authorities seized 125 cartridges of suspected liquid THC with a street value of $6,250; 218 grams of mushrooms with a street value of $3,270; 1,962 grams of hydroponic marijuana with a street value of $19,620; 453 grams of crystalized marijuana with a street value of $10,400, and six grams of marijuana extract (wax) with a street value of $60.  $49,000 in total.  Orona admitted to law enforcement officers that the drugs belonged to him. Investigators stated a toddler was located inside the residence. Child Protective Services was contacted, and the child was released to the custody of a family member.