Investigators Seize Narcotics on Richard Street

Officers seized narcotics with a street value estimated over $1250.00
Officers seized narcotics with a street value estimated over $1250.00
Officers seized narcotics with a street value estimated over $1250.00
Officers seized narcotics with a street value estimated over $1250.00

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015, 06:30
Location: 200 Richard Street
Offense: Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substances Penalty Group 1
Case Number: 1510150026

The Corpus Christi Police Department Narcotics Vice Investigation Division officers, with assistance from the Corpus Christi Police SWAT team, Gang Unit, and Directed Patrol Officers, served four simultaneous warrants at 6:30am at: 222 Richard; a structure at the rear of 222 Richard; 225 Richard (across the street); and 228 Richard.  These warrants were the result of several months of investigations into drug dealing at the locations.

     Two suspects were arrested in the raids with more arrests and charges expected in the near future. 

     Jonas Jones (2/22/77) was arrested for Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 3, Possession of Marijuana, and an outstanding Austin State Parole Board warrant. 

     Manuel DeLaGarza (4/9/76) was arrested for Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1. 

     Officers seized, 34.29 grams of crack cocaine, 2.08 grams of powdered cocaine, .5 grams of marijuana, .32 grams of methamphetamine, and 1.61 grams of hydrocodone pills.  The drugs’ street value was estimated to be over $1250.00.

     Officers also seized two pistols, a Glock 19, 9mm which turned out to be stolen, and a Hi-point 9mm which had the serial number obliterated.   

     Narcotics Vice Investigators also seized over $12,000.00 in cash, a 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche, a 1963 Chevrolet Impala, and four large flat screen televisions that were believed to be derived from the proceeds of the sale of illegal narcotics. 

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