The two defendants were 34-year-old Miguel Durate-Sanchez and 30-year-old Joaquin Herrera. Both were charged after Bee County Sheriff’s Office deputies found them in possession of between 50-200 pounds of marijuana.
That charge is a second degree felony. If convicted of the charge, each suspect could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison and fined $10,000.
BCSO Investigator Adam Levine is in charge of the case. According to the indictment, the men were found with the marijuana on Dec. 30, 2013.
Herrera also was indicted on a charge of evading detention with a motor vehicle for allegedly trying using a vehicle to flee from Deputy Ryan Treviño when the deputy was trying to make an arrest.
That offense is a state jail felony.
The defendant faces a possible two-year term in a state jail facility and a $10,000 fine if he is convicted of that offense.
Bonds were set at $50,000 for each defendant by District Judge Janna Whatley.