39 suspects arrested on drugs, weapons charges in drug operation

Special task force targeted known meth traffickers

By Jessie Degollado - Reporter , Ivan Herrera - Web Producer

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas - Thirty-eight men and women who are facing 44 felony drug and weapons charges are being held in the Comal County Jail.

Operation: Crystal Lake is a five-month investigation which targeted known methamphetamine traffickers who operated in the New Braunfels-Canyon Lake-Comal County area.

Authorities had arrested 24 people during the initial phases of the investigation which led to 19 indictments handed down by a grand jury and an additional four arrest warrants.

A special task force on Wednesday executed the warrants. In all, 39 people were arrested. 

The investigation has yielded a total of 11.5 pounds of meth, about 1 pound of cocaine, more than 40 grams of heroin, about $5,000 in cash, eight firearms — including two recovered stolen — and the vehicles — one of which was recovered stolen.

The special task force was made up of local and federal agencies.

Some of the suspects had links to Mexican trafficking organizations, a matter which is still under investigation.

The Comal County district attorney said if convicted, their punishments could range from two to 99 years in prison.

The following list includes the names of the suspects arrested and their charges:

NAME

Charges

Mike Green

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4 - 200grams) (x 3)

& Felon in Poss. Of Firearm

Jason Ramirez

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams) & Felon in Poss. Of Firearm

Jason Oliver

Man./Del. Controlled substance PG 1 (1-4grams)

San Juanita Garcia

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (1-4grams)

Guadalupe Garcia

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Lori Poggenpohl

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Tom Norris

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1(<1g)

Sandra Jurado

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (1-4grams)

Stephen Tate

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (1-4grams)

Crystal King

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Johnny Moehler

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Alan Jones

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (>200grams)

Alisha Sloan

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200 grams)

Frank Rivera

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams) & Felon in Poss. Of Firearm

Amber Ramirez

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Donald Shelton

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Virginia Fuentes

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (>200grams)

Jovannie Vega

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (1-4grams)

Danielle Thetford

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Devin McDaniel

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Myrna Abbot

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200 grams)

Shaena Kennedy

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Juan Franco

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Alain Conatser

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Robert Pereida

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Joseph Bossman

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

David Wells

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Joseph Niestemki

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (1-4grams)

Brian Wilkerson

Fraud. Use of ID’ing Info. & Tampering with Evidence

Ryan Cardenas

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (1-4grams)

Maria Escobedo

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Robert DeSoto

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Aubriln Dixon

Poss. Of Controlled Substance PG 1 (1-4grams)

Robert Shipman

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (1-4grams)

Adolpho Quintero

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Pauline Flores

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Robert Radke

Man./Del. Controlled Substance PG 1 (4-200grams)

Patricia Hunter

POCS PG 1 (<1grams)

Raymond Nunley

POCS PG 1 (1-4grams)

 

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