Victoria County deputies seized 500 grams of meth

Victoria County deputies seized more than 500 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop Tuesday.

Victoria County deputies seized more than 500 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop Tuesday, according to authorities.

After stopping a vehicle, one passenger, Raymond Ramirez, of Victoria, ran away but was caught after a short chase, according to a Victoria County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post published Friday.

Deputies also arrested the vehicle’s driver, Erica Esther Olivarez, and another passenger, Thomas Dwayne Bedford, both of Victoria.

A search of the vehicle revealed more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, according to authorities.

All three were charged with engaging in organized criminal activity and manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance more than 400 grams.

Ramirez received an additional charge of evading arrest or detention.

Victoria County deputies arrested three people

From left to right, Erica Esther Olivarez, Raymond Ramirez, and Thomas Dwayne Bedford, all of Victoria.

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