On Thursday, June 2, 2022, deputies with the Central Texas Criminal Interdiction Unit (Gillespie, Kendall, and Kerr Counties) along with investigators from Gillespie County and Kerr County made multiple arrests regarding the delivery and intended sale of illegal narcotics.

At approximately 2:49 p.m., a 23-year-old male subject from Fredericksburg was arrested in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn and Suites (723 South Washington Street). A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and 42 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) “Cake” vape pens were located inside, and one was on his person. The male subject also gave consent to travel to his residence to search for any further evidence relating to the sale of narcotics. There, the male subject turned over several more tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vape pens and a large amount of currency which were proceeds of illegal narcotics transactions. The total amount of THC was approximately 46 grams. The male subject was transported to the Gillespie County Jail and charged with Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2 >= 4 grams < 400 grams.
At approximately 5:00 p.m., a 20-year-old male from Austin, TX was arrested in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Supercenter (1435 East Main Street) who had intended to deliver a controlled substance to that location. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and three jars of “Moon Rocks” were found in the front passenger seat. The term “Moon Rocks” is slang for cannabis buds dipped in hash oil, then rolled in kief. The total weight was approximately 336 grams and field-tested positive for the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The male subject was transported to the Gillespie County Jail and charged with Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2 >= 4 grams < 400 grams.
At approximately 6:43 p.m., a 17-year-old male from Austin, TX was arrested and a 16-year-old male, also from Austin, was detained in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Supercenter (1435 East Main Street) who had intended to deliver a controlled substance to that location. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and approximately one pound of marijuana and 194 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) “Cake” vape pens were found within. The total weight was approximately 194 grams as each vape pen contained approximately one gram of THC. The 17-year-old was transported to the Gillespie County Jail and charged with Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance in Penalty Group 2 >= 4 grams < 400 grams and Possession of Marijuana > 4 oz. <= 5 lbs. The juvenile was released to a parent with subsequent charges pending.

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