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Local man posed as DEA agent

A tip from a resident led to the Nov. 8 arrest of a Burleson man for impersonating a government agent, police say.

Jacob Sander, 31, of Burleson is believed to have been posing as a federal drug enforcement agent, when he was arrested at 9:08 p.m. by

Burleson police in the 800 block of S. Interstate 35W.

A caller reported at about 8:30 p.m. that Sander had pulled his vehicle over on I-35W and asked the man if he knew about any drug-related activity in the area, Burleson Police Sgt. Wes Routson said.

Although Sander’s vehicle was equipped with flashing blue lights, the caller told police he became suspicious when Sander asked the caller to follow him to a local mobile home park to discuss any knowledge of possible drug activity.

The man complied, following Sander’s vehicle and then drove off to call police.

“What [Sander] did was not very smart on his part,” Routson said.

Sander could be charged with a third-degree felony for impersonating a public servant, which could carry a fine of up to $10,000 and 2-10 years imprisonment.

Burleson Star

327 N.W. Renfro St.
PO Box 909
Burleson, TX 76028-0909

Phone: 817-295-0486
FAX: 817-295-5278

 

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