SAN DIEGO – The 229th District Attorney's Office dropped several charges against a Duval County couple who had been arrested in July 2018.

Roberto Leo Jr. and Irene Alvarez along with another individual had been arrested and booked into the Duval County jail in July of 2018. They had been charged with smuggling of persons, unlawful restraint, engaging in organized criminal activity and unlawful possession of a firearm.

The charges stemmed from a joint investigation that was conducted in Ramirez, a small town in Duval County. The investigation was between the Duval County Sheriff's Task Force, Duval Sheriff's Office, Hebbronville Border Patrol, Department of Public Safety Ranger Division and George West police executed the warrant at the Leo's residence.

Recently, Leo and Alvarez received official documentation form the Duval County Justice of the Peace precinct 2 judge that dismissed all charges against them.

“The state exercised its prosecutional discretion and did not purse with charges against this individual,” was written and checked off for all charges filed against Leo and Alvarez.

“All of this has been very, very embarrassing to my wife and myself,” Leo said. “I just want our names cleared.”