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Search results in meth arrest
by Tim Delaney, Progress editor
Nov 23, 2012 | 1414 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
GEORGE WEST ­— A late afternoon search of a George West residence uncovered at least a gram of methamphetamine, a state jail felony offense, according to George West police inspector Samantha Bacon.

The subsequent arrest of Raynaldo Casas, 24, was made in the 100 block of Manchaca Street at about 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.

Casas was charged with possession of a controlled substance and was in the Live Oak County Jail as of Monday.

Two others were in the residence. Bacon said the other two at the residence were teenagers.

“It’s an ongoing investigation. There have been complaints from residents in that area, and a lot of foot traffic to that particular residence,” said Police Chief Ray Garcia.

“We’ve been looking at that house for more than a month,” he added.

On Thursday, the day before a search warrant was used to enter the suspected residence, Bacon had completed a Midwest Counter Drug Training Search Warrant Writing class that was provided by the district attorney in Beeville.

She used her skills to implement the search the next day.

“This is the second search warrant implemented for our department,” Garcia said.

Garcia said he did the first search some time ago and was aided by the Texas Rangers.

“We’re taking a proactive approach and taking the initiative to do everything here,” he said.

Bacon, who also completed an interrogation class, added the department was initiating search warrants to be self sufficient.

She said the search warrant she served revealed all kinds of paraphernalia, methamphetamine and marijuana in the house.

Garcia said his department has formed an “entry” team who will make a quick entry into a house on a search warrant, take down suspects, and do what is necessary to serve arrest warrants.

The members of the entry team are Bacon, Sgt. Jason Lee, Sgt. Jorge Medina, Patrolman Nick Chavis, Patrolman Libby Shelton and Patrolman Nolan Loflin.

Garcia had a message for criminal drug users and dealers:

“You’re going to get caught. You’ll never know when we knock on your door,” he said.

“We have a lot more paper to serve.”
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