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November 28, 2012 | 4,926 views | 33 comments

FLORESVILLE -- Three area teens face charges after a call about suspicious activity led officers to marijuana.

Sgt. Devin Keen of the Floresville Police Department said someone called police at approximately 9:10 p.m. Nov. 21 to report suspicious activity and vehicles at the rear of the River Bend golf course in Floresville. When Keen and Floresville Patrolman Matt Redd arrived, they found Blake Anthony Popham of Floresville and Jake Lane Sammons of La Vernia, both 17, who both “reeked of marijuana,” Keen said.

There also was marijuana in plain view in the teens’ vehicles, which led police to obtain consent to search the cars. This led to each teen being arrested and charged with possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and the teens were transported to the Wilson County Jail. Both Popham and Sammons were released after each posting $2,000 bond.

During the teens’ arrest, Keen said Popham’s cellular telephone was receiving text messages from someone mentioning that they had additional marijuana to sell. Officers responded to the messages and arranged a controlled drug buy.

On Nov. 22, at the corner of Chaparral and A streets, Keen and Redd arrested 19-year-old Santino Gonzales of Floresville. Gonzales then led police to his home, where they recovered more than 3 ounces of marijuana, scales, and pipes. He was charged with possession of more than 2 ounces, but less than 4 ounces of marijuana. Gonzales was later released from the Wilson County Jail after posting $4,000 bond.

Popham, a senior at Floresville High School, also is King Reboog LXVIII of the Floresville Peanut Festival’s Court of America’s Majestic Beauty.

Keen said police will obtain a warrant to mine additional data from Popham’s telephone, which could lead to other suspects being charged.
 

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Webmaster  
Floresville  
December 3, 2012 8:41am
 
This blog has been closed.

 
Mr.rEVOLution  
San Antonio  
December 2, 2012 9:03pm
 
Yes, what these kids did by law is illegal, but they are just kids that made a mistake. I have no affiliation with any of them by the way. Not to say it shouldn't go unpunished, but truthfully I'd rather them be stoned than ... More ›

 
LaLa Land  
Floresville, TX  
December 2, 2012 5:25pm
 
Can't we just all get along?? It is a time of peace and good tidings!!!!!

 
TigerLily  
Floresville  
December 2, 2012 2:13pm
 
Anna Goss, whoever you are; re-read the blogs in time order. My blog came out prior to the one from the Peanut Festival Association. At the time that I asked if he had resigned, I read the answer after my blog. In other words, ... More ›

 
Spec Ops  
Wilson  
December 1, 2012 9:22pm
 
Do tell Eric. Wow sounds like the drama still remains in this town and it isn't even about the ex mayor

 
Eric  
Floresville  
December 1, 2012 9:17pm
 
There's a rumor going around about a judge and a constable if the rumor is true I wonder if that judge will go easy on the boys if it lands in her court?

 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
December 1, 2012 9:14pm
 
I'm just curious as to why her name wasn't mentioned in the reporters article? If folks didnt start blogging about it would we have even known about it? Just makes thIngs look very fishy. I voted for chad and I would hope ... More ›

 
Just Wondering  
Poth, TX  
December 1, 2012 8:52pm
 
Ms. Goss I believe you hit the nail square on the head. We are not idiots and neither were the officers that arrested the two boys. They knew darn good and well the girl was just as guilty as the two young men were BUT I guarantee ... More ›

 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
December 1, 2012 6:49pm
 
I think we can all speculate as to what happened but the only ones who truly know are the people there and the arresting officers. If the boys did admit that it was thier's then she probably wouldn't be arrested. But again ... More ›

 
Ex-Tiger  
CA  
December 1, 2012 5:01pm
 
Connect the Dots, ",something needs to be done to set these kids on the right track" How about the parents take responsibility for their own children. Intervention and rehabilitation is a waist of time and tax ... More ›

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