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Local man pleads guilty to hiding drugs in arcade game

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 44-year-old Corpus Christi man has admitted to possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.

On April 1, authorities executed a search warrant at the residence of Jose Adame Jr. There, there found approximately 389.2 grams of black tar heroin, crack cocaine, a digital scale and $4,000 in a kitchen cabinet. They also found several bags of marijuana in a Ms. Pac-Man arcade gaming cabinet.

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos will impose sentencing Feb. 14, 2023. At that time, Adame faces up to 40 years in federal prison and a possible $5 million maximum fine.

He has been and will remain in custody pending that hearing.

Homeland Security Investigations conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Corpus Christi Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Overman is prosecuting the case.

Updated November 1, 2022

Drug Trafficking