4 arrested after Lavaca County drug raid

Officials display the items confiscated during a drug raid Friday.

Four people remained in custody Monday after a drug raid at two houses in Lavaca County, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

The raid Friday stemmed from a drug investigation after a sergeant with Lavaca County received information about possible illegal drugs being sold at two houses in the 200 block of County Road 1295-B, near Komensky, according to the news release.

Deputies began patrolling the area and stopped cars seen leaving the houses under suspicion. Deputies found meth inside multiple cars that were stopped during the investigation, authorities said. A Lavaca County sergeant requested a search warrant for both houses, which was later granted by a district judge.

At 8:30 a.m. Friday, the Lavaca County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the SWAT team of the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office to execute the search warrants.

Deputies discovered clear bags of suspected meth, two guns and about $1,100 in cash, plus drug paraphernalia and scales for weighing and packaging drugs, according to the Lavaca County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputies charged four individuals – Tamera Basquez, 33; Mark Soto, 45; Nathaniel Wisner, 22; and Jacqueline Thornburgh, 29 – with multiple drug crimes after Friday’s raid.

The Lavaca County Sheriff’s Office distributed a news release about the raid Monday, but the sheriff could not be reached for additional comment because of the Labor Day holiday. Defense attorneys for the four people arrested could not immediately be located or contacted for comment Monday.

“We will continue to do what we have to do to identify and dismantle these criminal enterprises operating in Lavaca County,” Sheriff Micah Harmon said in a statement. “Our citizens deserve to feel safe and secure in their homes, and these types of illegal activity will not be tolerated.”

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