DEA arrests Donna police sergeant on drug charges

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration arrested a Donna police sergeant on Tuesday after a four-month investigation.

The DEA arrested Donna police Sgt. Alejandro Martinez on drug charges Tuesday morning, said Richard Sanchez, the assistant special agent in charge of the McAllen Office. The DEA also arrested a man named Victor Vallejo.

“And we anticipate additional future arrests,” Sanchez said. “However, the investigation is ongoing.”

Alejandro Martinez

Donna police Sgt. Alejandro Martinez.

The DEA conducted the investigation in conjunction with the Texas Rangers and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas.

While he couldn’t provide any details about the investigation, Sanchez said the case involved the Tri-City Bombers, a gang based in Pharr, San Juan and Alamo.

The Donna Police Department hired Martinez in May 2001, according to Texas Commission on Law Enforcement records. Martinez briefly left Donna for jobs in McAllen and Hidalgo, but he returned in 2008 — and spent the past 13 years with the police department, which promoted him to sergeant.

Police Chief Gilbert Guerrero released a statement after the arrest.

“The Donna Police Department was recently made aware of the arrest of Police Sgt. Alejandro Martinez by federal law enforcement authorities,” Guerrero said in a statement. “Alejandro Martinez has since been terminated from the Donna Police Department.”

The DEA also searched multiple locations in Donna, including a drive-through convenience store that Martinez purportedly owned.

Martinez’s son, Alejandro Martinez Jr., also works for the Donna Police Department. He hasn’t been arrested or charged with any crime.

12 Comments

  1. Brian J Bosworth on May 5, 2021 at 5:06 am

    No dollar amount can satisfy the greed of a scumbag. That’s why their own citizens are running from Mexico’s toilet society. They’ve had 300 years to build a prosperous society and still no go. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

    • Vivian White on May 6, 2021 at 4:29 am

      Idiot!

    • Craig' Saul on May 6, 2021 at 5:19 am

      Ain’t that the freaking truth 100% correct

    • Fred Ball on May 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm

      Are you talking abot Detroit or Harlem?

  2. Hairston Huffer on May 5, 2021 at 5:51 am

    Never a matter of if a crooked cop gets caught, it’s a matter of when they do. Just another Cop out, shame to the other officers who are not cops. Big difference between an officer, and a cop. This punk was a cop.

  3. Victor D Velez on May 5, 2021 at 5:53 am

    Corruption has nothing to do with job pay ,it’s greed,,the more they they the more they want,honest people make it with less at real jobs

  4. Chris on May 5, 2021 at 8:23 am

    First off the police fbi dea they are all very big gangs,just the first ones. Think about it ,if you owe the government money and don’t pay , they will throw you in a cement cell till you do !!!!!!!they take a piece of every check!! ,don’t get me wrong every should pitch in. But they take to far!!! They tax your bonus checks too!!! The irs is the worst ones , you don’t pay your taxes you get thrown in a cement cell stripped from your life. That don’t sound like something a criminal would do. The good cops are just people that work for gangsters. !!!!

    • Isabel Ramirez on May 5, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      Your bias is showing, bud. I guess birds of a feather have to stick together huh? You’re way off topic here. By your logic ( or lack thereof) everyone should be allowed to break the law because the government is gangsters? Lmao! Si como no! Get these bad cops off the force they’re smearing the road of good cops. Adios!

  5. Andrew L. on May 5, 2021 at 10:41 am

    By the way… We are not a gang. We are a group of agents regulating laws handed down to us… You have a problem with your taxes. You can get help. You will not be detained in a cement cell…. But . You do illegal activities and avoid paying taxes. Then, We.. The FBI, DEA, ATF Will Find you charge you and then let The IRS finish with you…
    Any officer who does anything against his oath he swore to uphold..should be terminated and get a stiff sentence for being on the take…. It is very dangerous for all law enforcement to have a dirty lawmen in our midsts… Great job Mc Allen office. Get rid of the trash!!

  6. Ana on May 5, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    Charge him to the fullest, Take everything that he owns,greedy sob. He’s probably selling drugs for the cartel. Pendejo’🤮💩👹😈💩🤮💩😈

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