U.S. Marshals searching for man accused of transporting drugs along I-35
A convicted drug dealer released from the Travis County Jail has been found transporting drugs along I-35, again.
Gilbert Gallegos III spent more than a decade in jail after the DEA arrested him in Austin.
"That drug conspiracy was for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine," said U.S. Deputy Marshal Brandon Filla.
This year, after his release and while he was on probation, Gallegos was found with large amounts of drugs on two separate occasions. Both times he bonded out of jail but now, the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force says it's enough.
"It seems like ever since he's been on supervision he's traveled down the 35 corridor," Filla said.
The first arrest happened in San Antonio. Gallegos was stopped for a traffic violation but authorities found that he was moving drugs.
"They found marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, also plastic baggies with some type of pills," Filla said.
He bonded out of jail in San Antonio but months later, was caught again.
"He was also intercepted by the Irving Police Department," Filla said.
That time, he was found with marijuana and Xanax.
"I believe Austin is probably a mid-point for him. Someone who is shipping these kinds of narcotics isn't just a one stop shop," Filla said.
He again, bonded out of jail. But the Marshals are hoping that this is the last time he gets away with it.
"It's something serious and its imminent to capture someone like Gallegos," Filla said.
If you have any information on his whereabouts call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 512-800-4213.