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Section A: General News


Midnight raid nets reputed drug dealer


Midnight raid nets reputed drug dealer
WILLIAM J. GIBBS JR./Reprints at wilsoncountynews.com Patrolmen Daniel Small Jr. (from left) and James “Billy” Mitchell and Sgt. Daria Fowler, all of the Floresville Police Department, display the plethora of items officers seized April 15 when they executed a search warrant at a home on Longbranch Drive in Floresville.


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FLORESVILLE -- “The message is, if you’re dealing narcotics in Floresville, we already know who you are,” said Lt. Jesse Evins of the Floresville Police Department April 15. “It’s just a matter of time before you’re caught.”

Evins made this statement following the arrest of 24-year-old Marcus Jay Hernandez in his Floresville home. Police charged Hernandez with manufacture and delivery of more than 28 grams but less than 200 grams of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 3 or 4, possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, possession of more than 4 ounces but less than five pounds of marijuana, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

At approximately midnight, Evins and fellow Floresville officers Sgt. Daria Fowler and patrolmen Daniel Small Jr. and James “Billy” Mitchell executed a search warrant at Hernandez’s home on Longbranch Drive. This was after Evins said officers had been receiving information “for years” that the suspect was distributing narcotics. Officers recently received enough information to determine probable cause, which allowed them to obtain the warrant.

Once inside the home, officers allegedly found 4.635 ounces of marijuana, less than 1 gram of methamphetamine, 28.7 grams of Xanax, $465 cash, and a .40 caliber Taurus semiautomatic pistol with two loaded magazines. Evins said all of the items were being kept in a gray storage container that was located in a converted garage.

Hernandez was transported to the Wilson County Jail. According to jail records, he posted a total of $38,000 bond later that day, before being released pending consideration of his case by a grand jury.
 

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One Voice  
Floresville  
April 22, 2012 4:31pm
 
Thank-you all - for giving the citizen of Floresville and Wilson County - hope that our community is getting cleaned up. This is how the change will begin. Not in DC. And thank-you WCN and Will for your continueous long ... More ›

 
Joe Garza  
April 22, 2012 12:48pm
 
Awesome! Keep up the good work!

 
newguyntown  
floresville  
April 18, 2012 11:33am
 
Great job... However the picture in the paper only shows the back of the person arrested,,, why not a facial picture so the community can be on the lookout.. I know he hasn't been convicted, however having folks on the lookout ... More ›

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