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Section A: General News


Lawmen lower boom on Wilson County’s drug trade


Lawmen lower boom on Wilson County’s drug trade
WILLIAM J. GIBBS JR./Reprints at wilsoncountynews.com Sgt. Devin Keen and his K-9 partner, Zorro, survey a large quantity of marijuana and cash they found in a Floresville home March 1.


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March is coming in like a lion for Wilson County’s drug trade following three recent arrests.

A suspicious vehicle call at approximately 2:56 a.m. Feb. 25 led Patrolman Matthew Redd of the Floresville Police Department to 39-year-old Roland Anthony Alfaro of Floresville. Redd arrived on Elm Street and found Alfaro -- who exhibited signs of intoxication -- complaining that he was having car trouble following a visit to a family member nearby.

During a consent search of Alfaro’s Dodge Ram pickup truck, Redd located an electronic scale, a baggie containing 1-4 grams of cocaine, and a charred pipe containing less than 1 gram of methamphetamine. This was in addition to an open container of Bud Light beer, according to Redd’s report.

Alfaro was arrested and charged with manufacture and delivery of more than 1 gram, but less than 4 grams of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1 and manufacture and delivery of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1. Wilson County Jail records indicate that he has since been released on a total of $15,000 bond.

Also in Floresville, tips from Floresville High School students to the StayALERT School Safety Hotline prompted Floresville Police Lt. Jesse Evins to send Sgt. Devin Keen and his K-9 partner, Zorro, to the school March 1. Keen and Zorro conducted searches on two vehicles, in which they found marijuana residue.

Upon questioning the students who drove the cars, both confessed to obtaining the marijuana from 18-year-old Michael Parra of Floresville, who admitted having “pounds” of the illegal drug stored in his home near the corner of C and South Second streets. Evins estimated that officers recovered more than 5 pounds of marijuana, along with $1,523 cash, and a small digital scale.

Parra is charged with possession of more than 5 pounds, but less than 50 pounds of marijuana. He is being held in the Wilson County Jail on $15,000 bond, according to jail records.

Superintendent Jerry Hunkapiller of the Floresville Independent School District is thankful that anonymous tips prompted police to respond to Floresville High School and urges any student, faculty member, or parent to report on-campus crime by calling or sending a text message to the StayALERT hotline, 1-206-406-6485. He also reiterated the district’s zero-tolerance stance on illegal drugs.

“Our board of trustees, our administration, and our staff do not tolerate drugs in our district,” Hunkapiller said. “If you have drugs, we will catch you, and we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. Our students’ safety is our top priority.”

In La Vernia, Matthew Tyler Colby Sontag, 19, of Canyon Lake was arrested Feb. 22 and charged with possession of more than 4 ounces, but less than 5 pounds of marijuana. Officer Hank Fahnert of the La Vernia Police Department said he stopped Fahnert’s vehicle on Chihuahua Street at approximately 2:30 a.m.

During their conversation, Sontag revealed that he possessed the marijuana. Fahnert said he located the marijuana and a scale in the vehicle.

Sontag was transported to the Wilson County Jail, where records indicate he was later released on $4,000 bond.
 

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