Arrest of the Month: Victoria Police Department K-9 dog sniffs out drug transaction

December 21, 2013

Let's hear it for the free air sniff.

On Dec. 10, a Victoria Police Department officer requested to search a vehicle he believed to be holding heroin and other drugs. The driver denied consent, but thanks to Baco, the officer's K-9, sniffing out narcotics near the right front door of the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, three people were arrested.

A search of the vehicle revealed two crack cocaine rocks on the driver's side of the vehicle, a white napkin containing two "marijuana cigarettes" near the driver's seat and a plastic bag containing crack cocaine in the center console, according to a report filed at the Victoria County Sheriff's Office.


A 37-year-old Victoria woman told the arresting officer that a 50-year-old Victoria man and a Victoria woman, no age given, "had contacted her to purchase $25 worth of crack cocaine," according to the report.

The crack cocaine collected from the 37-year-old woman was weighed at 5.87 grams.

She was arrested on suspicion of manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, engaging in organized criminal activity and possession of marijuana and remains in custody at the Victoria County Jail. The bond for the above charges is set at $51,000, however she also was picked up on a violation of probation for a previous charge and no bond was set for the violation.

The other two were arrested for possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone, engaging in organized criminal activity and possession of marijuana and transported to the Victoria County Sheriff's Office and booked in the county jail. Their bonds are equally set at $41,000.