79-year-old man focus of marijuana bust in Galveston County

By Ruben Hidalgo - News Producer

BACLIFF, Texas - Galveston police arrested a man wanted for marijuana distribution Monday.

George Wesley Fleener, 79, is charged with possession of marijuana.

Officials said he was also in possession of three handguns, a shotgun, scales, packaging materials and $3,000 in cash. Investigators said Fleener had 33.41 ounces of marijuana, which they estimate has a value of $2,500.

The Galveston County Sheriff's Office had been investigating Fleener during the past two years after receiving numerous complaints from nearby residents in the 4500 block of 19th Street in Bacliff.

Fleener is being held in lieu of $2,000 bond.

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