By Philip Jankowski

Killeen Daily Herald

An alleged drug dealer was arrested by the Bell County Organized Crime Unit after officers seized large quantities of suspected marijuana and cocaine from his Killeen home.

Police have charged Adrian Aguirre Lopez, 28, with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Lopez remained in the Bell County Jail Monday with bail set at $75,000. He is also being held on an immigration violation.

Police arrested Lopez after pulling him over in Belton on March 27, according to a statement released Monday by the crime unit.

Harker Heights Police Department Sgt. Jerry Dugger, who leads the organized crime task force, said Monday that police raided Lopez's home in the 1400 block of Estelle Avenue in Killeen after his arrest.

There, police found 10 pounds of marijuana, more than a pound of cocaine and 24 grams of methamphetamine, according to a news release. Investigators also found immigration documents they suspect were forgeries and $3,600 in cash.

The task force had been investigating Lopez for a while, said Dugger. An arrest affidavit for Lopez was not available Monday.

The organized task force consists of police from Killeen, Temple, Harker Heights, Belton, Copperas Cove, the Bell County Sheriff's Office and investigators from the Bell County District Attorney's Office. The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Task Force assisted in Lopez' arrest, the release states.

Contact Philip Jankowski at or (254) 501-7553. Follow him on Twitter at KDHcrime.

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