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Observant officer derails dope dealer


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These small plastic bags containing 30 grams of crystal methamphetamine were obtained during a March 16 arrest in Floresville.


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Wilson County News
March 19, 2014
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FLORESVILLE --Alejandro Lee Perez, 32, of Floresville is being held in the Wilson County Jail as of press time Monday, March 17. He is charged with manufacture and delivery of more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1, following his arrest here March 16.

According to Wilson County Jail records, Wilson County Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Richard “Dickie” Jackson set Perez’s bond at $40,000.

Patrolman Matthew Redd of the Floresville Police Department said he was on patrol in the area of C and South Second streets at approximately 7:15 p.m. He reported that he saw Perez walking down South Second Street and that the suspect allegedly tossed something onto the lawn of a home upon observing Redd turning around.

After speaking with Perez about what he had seen, Redd said he observed the suspect returning to retrieve the item a short time later. He detained Perez and located several small bags containing a crystalline substance, which tested positive for approximately 30 grams of methamphetamine. Two witnesses verified seeing Perez attempt to dispose of the bags. Redd said the approximate street value of the illegal narcotic is $3,000.

Perez, if convicted, faces up to life in prison.
 

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Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
March 20, 2014 5:41am
 
Yeah Grouch....Just one more wrongheaded program sucking the taxpayer dry. The sad part is that an immediate replacement is available for every dealer we send to prison. Absolutely a waste of money. Maybe that's the reason ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 19, 2014 4:09pm
 
Some of the countries that have death sentences for drug dealers also couple that policy with harsh sentences for drug uses. You cannot focus on only half the problem and expect any large degree of success. That should be ... More ›

 
brahma fan  
stockdale  
March 19, 2014 2:18pm
 
if we hung em I'd be fine with that, as it is low cost and fast....but 30 years of tax payer funded meals, housing, elec for a drug offense adds up...

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
March 19, 2014 2:07pm
 
I say hang 'em all. That way you get the guilty. Sounds like a line from a song.....

 
brahma fan  
stockdale  
March 19, 2014 1:04pm
 
I completely understand the "up to" part, still amazed that 3k of dope can get you "up to" life in prison. Whereas Sexual Assault of a Child is usually a second degree felony, punishable by 2 to 20 years ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 19, 2014 12:32pm
 
So what's next, sentencing cigarette vendors on the basis that they are responsible for thousands of deaths due to lung cancer. Or maybe the alcohol vendors on the basis of causing alcoholism and thousands of deaths (including ... More ›

 
POFPO  
Floresville  
March 19, 2014 12:19pm
 
Brahma fan. The key words are "up to" rarely will a defendant serve maximum time on any offense. The penalties are meant to be a deterrent. Having said that...what does that tell you about the person who knows the ... More ›

 
brahma fan  
stockdale  
March 19, 2014 12:11pm
 
I have no problem with stiff penalties for those who destroy children's and adults lives peddling this garbage...buy up to life in prison for 1st offense caught with 3000$ worth of dope seems very harsh...better off doing an ... More ›

 
POFPO  
Floresville  
March 19, 2014 11:54am
 
Baretta say...Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 19, 2014 11:45am
 
oops...I was in process of revising last sentence when I hit SUBMIT but I think most can figure out my intended point.

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