Records: Deputy US Marshal arrested on felony drug charge in strip club parking lot

Reynaldo Chavera II charged with possession of controlled substance

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SAN ANTONIO – A Deputy U.S. Marshal was arrested Saturday morning on a felony drug charge in the parking lot of a north side strip club, records show.

Reynaldo Chavera II, 31, was booked on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. Chavera was in the parking lot of XTC Cabaret around 7 a.m. when San Antonio Police found him in possession of less than a gram of a controlled substance in penalty group one, according to booking records.

A list of drugs which fall under the Texas Penal Code's penalty group one can be found online.

An SAPD incident report released on Wednesday confirms that the substance was cocaine.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Bozeman said Monday that Chavera, who was hired in Feb. 2011, has since been placed on administrative leave.

Bozeman said Chavera is assigned to the Western District of Texas' Del Rio office.

"We are aware of allegations of the arrest of a U.S. Marshals Service employee by the San Antonio Police Department in the early morning hours on Saturday," Bozeman said in an emailed statement. "The U.S. Marshals Service takes seriously any allegation of misconduct by its employees which do not reflect our core values of justice, integrity and service.  Any information on the alleged arrest will be provided by the arresting agency."

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Emmy-award winning reporter Dillon Collier joined the KSAT 12 Defenders in 2016. Dillon's investigative stories air weeknights on the Nightbeat. He provides restaurant health reports for KSAT's "Behind the Kitchen Door." Dillon is a two-time Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year.