Six people charged with felony offenses
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Six people were arrested on various charges Monday during a drug sting, according to Police Sgt. Caleb Breshears.
The arrest followed a three month investigation which led to enough physical evidence to obtain a search warrant for a home in the 1300 block of N. De Leon Street, Breshears said.
When the Victoria Police SWAT Team arrived at the residence Monday afternoon, they found Ronald Arlen McBride, 59, Wayne Gann, 22, his girlfriend Kimberly Sharmaine Brown, 20, and Raymond Gerald McBride, 57, in the backyard, near a fire pit, according to the arrest report.
The police also found empty blister packs of pills containing Psuedoephedrine, starter fluid, lithium battery cases with the lithium removed and rubber tubing.
Catherine Horner, 49, was found in a restroom in the home with two used syringes, one of which tested positive for traces of methamphetamine, according to the report.
Homeowner Rebecca Rackard, 55, was in a bedroom in the house.
The police discovered more syringes and several small bags throughout the house containing between one and four grams each of substances they identified as cocaine and meth, the report said.
In the kitchen, the police found Epsom salt and a plate containing a white powdery substance they also identified as meth. The police also found drain cleaner containing lye and "jewelers bags," which the report said are commonly used to sell personal amounts of narcotics.
The police also searched a Ford Expedition located in front of the building owned by Rackard. In the Ford, they found mason jars containing starter fluid and an open box of cold medicine with one pack still in the box similar to the psuedoephedrine containing pills found near the fire pit.
The SWAT Team and the Victoria Special Crimes Unit conducted the arrest of all six individuals at 1:45 p.m. in the 1300 block of N. De Leon St.
The McBrides, Brown, Gann and Rackard were arrested and charged with felonies, manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession and transportation of chemicals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance. They are being held in lieu of bonds totaling $70,000.
Horner was charged with the same felonies, but also was charged with possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $500 for the additional charge.
Horner is being held in a violation of probation in a possession of a controlled substance case and is not eligible for bond.
They are all being held in the Victoria County Jail.