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Suspicious vehicle call leads to drugs
Wilson County NewsApril 11, 2012 | 1,465 views | 1 comment
FLORESVILLE -- Deputies from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office are crediting an alert neighbor with leading them to a cache of methamphetamine and other narcotics April 5.
Craig Coulter Stevens, 29, of Tomball and 35-year-old Michael Sebastian Cully of Houston each were charged with possession of less than 28 grams of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 3. Stevens, who was released after posting a total of $23,000 bond, also was charged with evading arrest or detention and possession of more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1.
Cully, who was released after posting a total of $54,000 bond, also was charged with manufacture and delivery of more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1.
Investigator Roland Treviño of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Manuel Perez responded at approximately 12:30 a.m. to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Weston’s Services on U.S. 181 Business north of Floresville. There, the deputy reported finding two men near the rear of a flatbed GMC pickup truck, where they claimed to be changing out the drawbar and ball of a trailer hitch so they could tow a trailer they were sent to retrieve.
Deputies Robert Sanchez and Franklin Ashton responded to assist and through their investigation, they recovered a total of 15.3 grams of methamphetamine, seven hydrocodone pills, 37 carisoprodol pills, 3-1/2 Xanax bars, a total of $872.42 cash, and several knives. Inside the vehicle, Treviño said deputies also found bolt cutters and several sets of keys belonging to farm tractors and heavy equipment.
Treviño reiterated that officers need continued vigilance from the public to help in their fight against crimes such as burglaries, thefts, and narcotics trafficking.
“This is a good, classic example of people watching out for each other,” he said.
To report suspicious vehicles, people, or activity, call the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 830-393-2535.
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