Two stolen guns and a bag of pot lead to three arrests

Enrique Mosquera, Michael Gallo and Willie Cain

Friday, Feb. 2, around 1 p.m., deputies with the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force were investigating complaints about narcotics being sold from a house on Houston Street in Beaumont.

While conducting surveillance, a suspicious vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation at Houston and Lela. Deputies could smell a strong odor coming from inside the vehicle as they approached. A small bag of marijuana was observed in the vehicle. Three people were detained as the vehicle was searched. Deputies found two handguns in the car, which were reported stolen in two separate auto burglaries in Beaumont.

Deputies arrested 30-year-old Enrique Mosquera of Beaumont, 19-year-old Michael Gallo of Beaumont and 18-year-old Willie Cain of Beaumont. They were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm in a school zone/stolen firearm. The investigation is ongoing and ATF Beaumont is assisting with the investigation.

— Jefferson County Sheriff's Office