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A Pearsall man is behind bars on drug charges in Cotulla this week, having been captured two days after fleeing from Frio County sheriff’s deputies.
The suspect has been connected with a traffic stop in Dilley at which two people were found in possession of narcotics and where he is believed to have evaded detention.
Officers patrolling in Dilley on Tuesday, December 21, reported that they stopped the driver of 2005 Chevrolet Suburban for a traffic violation shortly after 1 a.m. According to a report on the case, the driver identified as Martin Moreno, 35, complied with officers and stopped the vehicle on White Street. It was while deputies were interviewing Moreno that front-seat passenger Noel Trevino, 34, climbed a fence and fled on foot.
During a search of the vehicle, investigating deputies discovered several bags containing crystal methamphetamine. The narcotics had been concealed in various places, including the glove box and in a fanny pack.
Investigators have reported that the suspects had 7.3 grams of methamphetamine in their possession at the time of the traffic stop.
Officers found pills in the purse of a third passenger, 21-year-old Jennavee Gonzales, and determined that she did not have a prescription for the drugs.
A felony warrant for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance was issued for Moreno; felony warrants for evading arrest or detention with a previous conviction and manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance were issued for Trevino; and Gonzales will face a Class A misdemeanor charge for possession of a controlled substance.
Trevino was captured and arrested two days later by police in Uvalde on an unrelated narcotics and stolen vehicle charge. He was transferred to the La Salle County Jail on Tuesday morning.