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Five Victorians arrested in two drug cases

By chirst
Oct. 17, 2012 at 5:17 a.m.
Updated Oct. 19, 2012 at 5:19 a.m.

Robert Lee Delgado

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Five Victoria residents were in jail Wednesday on drug charges after officers served two separate warrants and confiscated about $13,500 in cocaine.

The Victoria Police Department Special Crimes Unit served the first warrant Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the 200 block of Avenue C, according to a press release.

Robert Delgado, 21, was charged with manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance in a drug-free zone and possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone. Officers seized what they described as more than five grams of crack cocaine, more than 10 grams of marijuana, two vehicles and $296 in cash.

Sgt. Eline Moya, Victoria police spokeswoman, said the arrests stemmed from a current investigation and officers do not think the arrests were gang-related.

Four more residents were arrested at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday during a separate investigation in the 1700 block of Bonham Drive.

Jonathon Western, 38, was charged with manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Ricky Thomas, 50, Sadie Swannagan, 49, and Denise Madden, 50, were all charged with manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance.

At the Bonham Drive residence, the special crimes unit seized more than a pound of what officials believe to be powder cocaine with an estimated street value of $13,500, a vehicle, a firearm and more than $3,200 in cash. The arrests also stemmed from an ongoing investigation, Moya said.

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