Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 12:01
Location: 4300 Leopard Street
Offense: Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1, first degree felony
Case Number: 1607070062
The Corpus Christi Police Department Narcotics / Vice Investigations Division served a search and arrest warrant at room #151 at the La Siesta Motel at 4300 Leopard at noon yesterday. Investigators located over 80 grams of crack cocaine, 182 grams of synthetic cannabinoid, 11.5 grams of Xanax, 4.09 grams of ecstasy pills, a Taurus .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol, and $1919.00 in cash.
Investigators arrested Shawn Lloyd Lawson (11-27-89) and Linda Booker (3-24-91), both charged with first degree felony Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1, first degree felony Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2A, second degree felony Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2, and misdemeanor Possession of Dangerous Drugs.
This action is part of part of a lengthy and currently ongoing investigation into the sales of drugs in the Leopard Street corridor.
Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016, 13:46
Location: 9858 Leopard Street
Offense: Manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance (Health and Safety Code Section 481.113) 1st Degree Felony
Case Number: 1606300085
The Corpus Christi Police Narcotics Investigators conducted simultaneous search warrants at two local businesses and a Southside home Thursday afternoon in their campaign to combat the scourge of synthetic cannabis impacting our city.
The search warrants were the culmination of a lengthy undercover investigation into the illegal sales of synthetic cannabis from the two businesses, Tobacco Junction #1, 4346 Ayers Street and Tobacco Junction #2, 9858 Leopard Street. The home, in the 7700 block of Outreau Street, was the residence of the business owner, which Narcotics Investigators believe was also used as a home office for the two businesses.Officers from the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit, Directed Patrol, and Bike Team assisted the Narcotics Investigators in this action.
Narcotics Investigators seized over eight pounds of synthetic cannabis, over $22,000 in cash, several computers, two handguns, cellular phones, receipts, and drug ledgers during the search of the two businesses.
Narcotics Investigators arrested the business owner, Shakir Abdul Memon (9-1-62) and employees Catalina Ceballos (2-14-71) and Eva Linda Delapaz (10-18-82). All three face felony charges of manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance, a first degree felony punishable by from five to ninety-nine years in prison.
Narcotics Investigators have maintained close communication with the Texas Attorney General’s Office throughout the course of the investigation, specifically in relation to suspected civil violations under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices–Consumer Protection Act and the Texas Business and Commerce Code. Under these statutes, violators can face civil penalties of up to $20,000 per package of synthetic cannabis. On Thursday, the Attorney General’s Office in District Court filed a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order against Tobacco Junction, asking the court to issue a cease and desist order to prevent the business from continuing operations.
Narcotics Investigators believe this operation will result in a major disruption to the flow of synthetic cannabis within the city, and will hopefully send a message to other business owners who are either selling or considering selling this toxic product.
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 15:56
Location: 3802 Caravelle Parkway
Offense: Possession of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 1 (Health and Safety Code Section 481.115) 3rd Degree Felony
Case Number: 1603220111
Corpus Christi Police arrested 26-year-old Darious Decuire (7/7/1989) Tuesday afternoon for Possession of a Controlled Substance at his apartment located at 3802 Caravelle Parkway.
The Corpus Christi Police Department Narcotics and Vice Investigation Division served a search warrant at 3802 Caravelle Tuesday afternoon at 3:34 pm. Police arrested Derious Decuire (7-7-89). Police seized approximately 3.5 pounds of marijuana, 39.73 grams of alprazolam, 14.11 grams of ecstasy pills, and 11.67 grams of cocaine. There was also $222 in US currency and four cell phones that were taken as evidence.
Officers delivered Decuire to the city detention center for possession of a controlled substance in three different penalty groups and possession of marijuana. All four accusations are felony criminal charges.
Date: Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:30am
Location: 1902 Brennan Street
Offense: Manufacture/Deliver a Controlled Substance (Health and Safety Code Section 481.112) 1st Degree Felony
Case Number: 1602260036
Corpus Christi Police arrested two people and seized evidence and currency from a house on the 1900 block of Brennan Street Friday morning.
The Corpus Christi Police Department Narcotics and Vice Investigation Division executed a search warrant at 1902 Brennan at about 8:30am on February 26, 2016. Investigators seized 4.5 ounces of powder cocaine, 1.5 ounces of crack cocaine, 2 grams of methamphetamine, and approximately $7400 in US currency.
Investigators arrested 32-year-old Rickey Reyes Flores (2/15/1984) and 29-year-old Veronica Ybarra (8/7/1986) for Manufacturing/ Delivery of Control Substance, a first degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 13:03
Location: 300 Brooks Drive
Offense: Aggravated Assault
Case Number: 1509150094
Corpus Christi Police arrested 26-year-old Quinton Ellison (9/21/1988) for aggravated assault after he threatened people with a weapon and then barricaded himself in a house on the 300 block of Brooks Drive Tuesday afternoon.
Corpus Christi Police responded to a complaint of a disturbance with a weapon a little after 1pm on the 300 block of Brooks Drive Tuesday afternoon. Officers arrived and Ellison locked himself in a home and refused to come out to speak to Officers. A 46-year-old woman, a 28-year-old man and a 25-year-old man told Officers they believed Ellison was under the influence of some type of drugs and threatened them with a large knife, but no one was injured. Officers requested additional resources in order to resolve the situation.
The Corpus Christi Police SWAT Team, Hostage Negotiation Team, and Detectives arrived to assist the patrol officers. The 300 block of Brooks was closed to traffic at about 1:45pm. The Hostage Negotiation Team gathered information in which they believed there were no firearms accessible to Ellison and there was no other person inside the home. Ellison surrendered peacefully at 4:15pm and the road was reopened to normal use.
Ellison was arrested for aggravated assault, a second degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Officers delivered Ellison to the city detention center. No injuries were reported that were related to this event.
On July 11, 2014 at abut 5:33 p.m., The Corpus Christi Police Narcotics/Vice Investigations Division, with the assistance of the Corpus Christi Police Gang Unit, executed a search warrant at 2833 Sabinas. The investigation centered on Henry Velasquez 07/08/85. Velasquez was present with Pedro Cibrian 09/30/87, Johnny Siller 03/30/78, Ralph Villela 09/03/89, Irene Ingram 03/15/84 and two children when the search warrant was executed. As officers entered the house all of the above mentioned subjects were detained without incident.
While searching the residence officers located a large amount of crack which had just been cooked up. The search netted a seizure of 7.57oz of crack valued at approximately $6,750, $2,668 in currency, a scale, several cell phones and five vehicles.
All of the above mentioned subjects were arrested and charged with Manufacture of a Controlled Substance and Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.