Six Victoria residents were arrested Thursday morning after a team of law enforcement agencies served a search and arrest warrant at a home in the 90 block of Huron Street.
The arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for Tumar Ysing Williams, 36, charging him with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1 greater than 1 gram, according to a Victoria Police Department news release.
The Victoria Police Department SWAT team, VPD Special Crimes Unit, Victoria County Sheriff’s Office Special Crimes Unit, Department of Public Service agents, and the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force arrived at the home at 6:11 a.m.
Inside the residence, authorities contacted six adults and three juveniles. In addition to Tumar Ysing Williams, the other suspects were identified as Corey Gerard Williams, 39; Joel Wayne Stirneman, 54; Kayla Vonne White, 29; Tyera Matrisha Lewis, 22; and Jovan Dshea Wells, 32. The juveniles ranged from 5 to 13 years of age.
During a search of the residence, police found an amount of crack cocaine that was more than a typical user would possess as well as evidence that indicated the residents were manufacturing crack cocaine at the location, the news release said.
Police also located and seized more than $17,000 in cash, which was packaged and stored in a manner that is indicative of narcotics proceeds, the news release stated.
All six adults were arrested on-site with the following charges:
- Manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance in Penalty Group 1 greater than 4 grams but less than 200 grams
- Three counts of abandoning or endangering a child
- Engaging in organized criminal activity
Williams was also arrested on the original arrest warrant.
The juveniles were placed in the custody of a responsible party, the news release said.