SAN DIEGO – The Central South Texas Criminal Investigation Unit executed a search warrant on Thursday afternoon that netted about 5 grams of cocaine.
Task force officers along with Duval County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the residence of Adan R. Valdez, 65, in the 100 block of W. Nickerson St. at about 4:45 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.
According to a statement released by Randy Trigo of the CSTCIU, officers searched the home and recovered 18 foil papers of cocaine.
“Typically, when suspects have foil paper packages like these,” Trigo said, “each paper will contain approximately .5 grams of cocaine. When we took the drugs and weighed them, the weight was approximately 5.5 grams.”
The street value of the seized cocaine is about $200.
Also found in the course of conducting the search was $668 in cash.
Valdez was arrested for possession of a controlled substance pg1, 1 to 4 grams last March, for which Valdez was placed on community supervision.
“This is a violation of his probation,” Trigo said. “The amount he was charged with last year was less than what he was caught with now.”
Valdez was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance over 4 grams, but less than 200 grams, a second-degree felony. He was transported to the Duval County Jail for booking and incarceration.