PREMONT - A narcotic warrant was executed Thursday at a residence where Jim Wells County Sheriff Daniel Bueno says there has been at least three overdoses in recent weeks.
Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office SWAT team made entry into the home on the 200 block of NW First Street followed by agents from the sheriff's office, Premont Police Department and Brooks County Sheriff's Office.
Immediately two men found in the living room were detained. They were later released.
Michael Ramirez, 45, and Lolita Garcia, 39, were discovered asleep in a bedroom. They were also detained.
A search of the residence led to the discovery of 3.5 grams of meth and 1.4 grams of speed ball. Speed ball is a narcotic usually made up of cocaine and heroin, a deadly mixture, according to sheriff officials.
The narcotics will be sent of to the Corpus Christi Crime Lab for analysis.
Ramirez and Garcia were arrested on two counts of manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance. Garcia was also arrested on several outstanding warrants.
The two suspects were transported to the JWC jail.
Narcotic investigators urge the public to report any and all suspicious activity to law enforcement who will investigation each report. Callers can call Crime Stoppers of South Texas at 361-664-STOP (7867) and can remain anonymous. Callers may earn a cash reward.