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BPD makes arrest for cocaine possession
by Gary Kent
May 17, 2012 | 2197 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE — This city has not been a safe place for motorists and pedestrians to be carrying cocaine.

Chief Joe Treviño of the Beeville Police Department said four men have been arrested for possessing the drug in recent weeks.

The first of those was Maurice Young, 24, who was arrested for allegedly having between four and 200 grams of coke on April 27, after he was stopped for a traffic violation by Sgt. Matthew Miller.

Treviño said the possession of that much cocaine is a second degree felony. Anyone convicted of the offense faces a possible 20-year prison sentence and a $10 fine.

On April 30, Abraham Anzaldua was walking through town when Sgt. Chris Bernal stopped him after realizing that Anzaldua seemed to be drunk.

Bernal said the suspect was found to be carrying between four and 200 grams of coke and he was taken to jail on that charge and on a charge of public intoxication.

The intoxication charge is a Class C misdemeanor. If convicted of that offense, Anzaldua could be fined $500.

Pedro Rivas, 59, was the third person arrested for having cocaine in his possession. Patrolman Baldo Salazar found the drug on Rivas on May 3 during a routine traffic stop.

Rivas also allegedly had more than four grams of the drug but less than 200.

On May 4, 22-year-old Ray Anthony Hernandez allegedly was caught with between one and four grams of the drug.

That offense is a third degree felony. If convicted, Hernandez could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000.

However, the suspect compounded his situation by allegedly tampering with the evidence and trying to evade arrest.

Treviño said tampering with evidence is another third degree felony. Evading arrest/detention is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a year in the county jail and a $4,000 fine.
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