Flash-bang devices used by police SWAT team members at a Victoria home prompted calls of concern Tuesday night.

VPD seizes drugs, gun and jewelry

Those calls came amid reports of serial bombings in Austin and San Antonio.

“Our 911 center received numerous calls in reference to possible explosions as a result,” according to a Victoria Police Department Facebook post. “While this was a controlled incident, we appreciate the vigilance of our citizens.”

Victoria police used the stun devices during the execution of search and arrest warrants at a home in the 1200 block of North Bridge Street about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday.

At the home, authorities seized drugs, a gun and other items.

Drugs seized include 181.1 grams of methamphetamine, 13 grams of cocaine, 2.3 grams of crack, 73 grams of marijuana, 0.6 grams of marijuana wax, nine promethazine pills, 10 cyclobenzaprine pills and 41.5 alprazolam pills.

The SWAT team also arrested four Victoria residents.

Amanda Olguin, 24, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a dangerous drug. She was held in lieu of a $10,500 bond.

Matthew Pedraza, 31, was charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a dangerous drug and felon in possession of a firearm. He was held in lieu of a $50,500 bond.

Deanna Garcia, 30, was charged with manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance. She was held in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

Daniel Lamas, 36, was charged with possession of marijuana and three counts of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance. He was held in lieu of an $81,000 bond.

All four remained in the county jail as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Advocate reporter Kathryn Cargo contributed to this story.

Kathryn Cargo reports on business and agriculture for the Victoria Advocate. She may be reached at kcargo@vicad.com or 361-580-6328. Follow her on twitter @kathryncargo.

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Kathryn Cargo covers business and agriculture in the Crossroads. She enjoys reporting on industry trends and getting her shoes dirty out in the field.

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