Father and son arrested in large marijuana bust in San Marcos


A father and son have been arrested in San Marcos, accused of transporting almost 50 pounds of high-grade marijuana and thousands of dollars in cash.

The Hays County Narcotics Task Force and San Marcos Police Department arrested 22-year-old Mason Dean Maniscalco, 22 and his 56-year-old father, Jack M. Maniscalco Jr. on felony drug and money laundering charges.

A tip led law enforcement to the apartment complex officers reportedly observed the Maniscalcos transporting large cardboard boxes in a blue pickup truck.  Officers stopped the truck and discovered nearly 50 pounds of high-grade marijuana, $26,000 in cash and a police radio.

The father and son are being held at the Hays County Jail.

Photo: Courtesy San Marcos Police Department

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