A local criminal defense attorney found himself on the other side of bars yesterday, after Corpus Christi Police Department Narcotics & Vice Investigators conducted an evidentiary search warrant at his residence in the 15000 block of Cruiser Street Wednesday morning. The search warrant was the culmination of a year-long joint investigation between the CCPD Narcotics & Vice Investigations Division and the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office.
At approximately 8:00 AM, NVID Officers arrived at the residence and contacted the 66-year-old man as he was leaving for work. Upon detaining the suspect, John R. Perry, (DOB: 9-21-52), officers discovered he was in possession of a small amount of controlled substance and he was immediately arrested. During the execution of the search warrant, Narcotics Investigators found and seized an additional small quantity of suspected cocaine, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia from inside the residence, along with other items of evidence. Perry was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony punishable by between two and twenty years in prison. Also arrested during the raid was Maria Torres (DOB:9-23-70), whom Investigators discovered had an outstanding motion to revoke warrant for possession of a controlled substance. While searching Torres, Investigators discovered a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine, for which she was additionally charged.
This is an ongoing investigation by NVID Detectives and Investigators with the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office. Additional charges are possible.