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4 arrested for pot distribution scheme

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Four Fort Worth men were arrested last week when immigration enforcement officials say they stumbled on a pot distribution ring.

Last Wednesday, ICE officers went to a home on East Biddison Street to arrest 45-year-old Javier Ruiz-Guzman on immigration charges. The officers noticed a gun in plain sight in the home, according to a complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney's office.

When asked if there were more guns, Ruiz-Guzman's wife showed agents two more weapons, and Ruiz told them about something else -- some marijuana hidden in a back shed.

Officers discovered 36.5 kilograms (about 7.7 pounds) of marijuana wrapped in cellophane bricks. Ruiz said he was holding the drugs for a friend who was going to come over that day and pick them up.

Soon, the friend called and said he was on his way, and bringing his brother to help, the U.S. Attorney's office said.

ICE officers arrested Isaias Duran-Duran, 35; Jose Descarena-Duran, 40; and Andres Duran-Duran, 45 when they arrived at the home to claim the pot.

Agents also discovered $24,000 in cash hidden in Duran-Duran's truck.

All of the men face distribution conspiracy charges. It's not clear if anyone besides Ruiz-Guzman is facing deportation.

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