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.