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Trump-Loving, Right Wing Bloggers Busted With Drugs at Texas Border
Oh, the irony.
A new report from the Texas Observer says that a pair of conservative bloggers just got busted at the Texas border with drugs. The pair were on a tour of Eagle Pass with a militia group when they were caught.
“The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently arrested two right-wing bloggers riding in a caravan near Eagle Pass after finding what law enforcement described as a plastic bag containing a “white powdery substance,” marijuana, and THC edibles in their Mercedes SUV, which also reeked of cannabis, according to a police report obtained by the Texas Observer via a public records request.
Celeste April Sparks and Jerry J. Pena-Ahuyon, who self-identify as “independent journalists,” told the Observer that they were stopped while giving a tour of the area to members of the United Patriot Party of North Carolina, described by police as a militia group, on January 20. Pena-Ahuyon, who goes by Pena, also had a Smith & Wesson gun, per the report.
“We kind of led a little convoy. We let them follow us,” Sparks told the Observer by phone.
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Both Sparks and Pena-Ahuyon said that day was their first time meeting with the United Patriot Party of North Carolina. Both said they were unaware that the group was an armed militia and that they are not members.
At the time of their arrests, they had been traveling with militia members who had allegedly pointed guns at migrants, according to DPS. DPS troopers arrived to investigate reports from a Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance plane that migrants were possibly being held at gunpoint, per the report.
The irony of all the complaints about immigrants from these exact kinds of people, including the militia, bringing drugs into the country is not lost on me.
Almost all the things that conservatives pretend to be mad about are things that they’re doing themselves.
One member of the militia, Jeremy Allred, admitted to the authorities that he had brandished a rifle at the migrants. He has a prior domestic violence conviction. Although they did not press charges this time, the Department of Public Safety said that if they catch him up to anything like this again, they will pursue federal weapons charges.
The funniest part of a drug bust of any indignant, self-important jackass is invariably the excuse they give the police. Sparks opted for the “either she’s lying or she’s an unmitigated idiot” plan of telling them that the bag containing the white powdery substance was not hers; she just picked it up after FINDING it and decided to bring it with her to “get fingerprints or something of that sort.”
Well done, bloggers. You’re a shining example of MAGA World at its finest.