Detective Lt. Eddie Garcia said he was on patrol with two other detectives, Chris Vasquez and Matthew Miller, when they spotted a 27-year-old man they knew had a parole violation warrant out on him.
Garcia said the three detectives pulled up where Pablo Uribe had gotten out to put fuel in a friend’s vehicle at the Stripes Convenience Store at 1510 N. St. Mary’s St. just after 1 p.m.
“He jumped into the passenger seat and told the driver to go,” Garcia said of Uribe’s reaction when he noticed the detectives pulling into the driveway.
“We stopped him at gunpoint,” Garcia said.
In the next few minutes, the officers found what they believe was methamphetamine and marijuana on the driver, 26-year-old Jeremy Lacy.
They also found drugs on Uribe.
But Uribe was not going anywhere anyway with a parole violation warrant issued on him by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Both men were booked into custody at the Bee County Jail at 1:35 p.m. Uribe was charged with possession of a controlled substance, less than four grams.
The offense is a second degree felony. If he is convicted, Uribe could face up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine in addition to the time he will have to serve after violating his parole.
Lacy was charged with possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram. That offense is a state jail felony.
If convicted, Lacy could be sentenced to up to two years in a state jail facility and be fined up to $10,000.