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After being found hiding in a bedroom closet in an attempt to evade law enforcement last week, Romaldo Chavera Jr. will face possession charges for illegal narcotics, Frio County deputies say.
According to a report released by the sheriff’s office, 34-year-old Chavera was at a home on Leona Street on Monday, June 14, but was not welcomed by the homeowner. The report indicates that the homeowner gave deputies consent to enter the home and that the officers found Chavera hiding in a bedroom closet.
Chavera, who had been listed as wanted on a previous narcotics warrant, was found in possession of synthetic marijuana, according to police.
Deputies conducted a search of the 2015 Ford Fusion Chavera had driven to the west-side home and discovered marijuana, synthetic marijuana and a bottle of Alprazolam pills for which the man did not have a prescription.
Chavera was transported to the Frio County Jail and will face a Class A misdemeanor charge for possession of the pills and a state jail felony charge for possession of synthetic marijuana.
Also arrested was Chavera’s passenger, 22-year-old Julio Rivas Jr., who has been charged with a Class B misdemeanor for possession of marijuana.
“The department is proud of how diligently deputies have been working to patrol, investigate and continue their fight to take these illegal narcotics off the streets,” Frio Lt. Joshua Longoria said.