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Edna PD busts felon with firearms

By John Meng General Manager/Editor     Public trust and receiving information from the public  – even if it comes in the form of anonymous tips – about possible criminal activity are important aspects of law enforcment. Some could easily argue that adequately protecting a community cannot succeed with those key elements.     

Early this month, the Edna Police Department proved to have both as EPD detectives were notified of possible narcotic activity taking place at a residence.     

Officers began conducting surveillance and observed a white SUV-styled vehicle leaving the residence with two men and one woman occupant.     

Edna detectives contacted Officers Chavez and Martinez to conduct a traffic stop on that vehicle.               

 During the investigation, a Victoria PD canine unit was requested to perform a free air sniff of the vehicle.     

The canine positively ‘alerted’ on the vehicle which created probable cause for a search and the occupants of the vehicle were detained.     

Officers searched the vehicle and found a 9 mm 1911 pistol and a Taurus revolver, both of which had rounds in the chambers, along with a clear bag of ammo and a scale with methamphetamine residue on it.     As a resulte, one of the male subjects was arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and the other two occupants were released.

Jackson County Herald Tribune

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Edna, TX 77957