Lavaca SO investigation ends in arrest and drug seizure

Lavaca County Sheriff’s Office investigation leads to recovery of illegal drugs, weapons and cash. Four suspects arrested and charged.

An on-going investigation into illegal drug trafficking has led to the raid of two houses in the 200 block of County Road 1295-B near Komensky.

Sgt. Anthony Vaccaro received information of possible illegal drugs being sold at the above location. Sgt. Vaccaro relayed the information to LCSO K-9 deputies who began patrolling the area. During the course of several traffic stops, methamphetamines were located in the vehicles. The vehicle occupants were all coming from the above location on CR 1295-B. Sgt. Vaccaro was able to obtain enough information to request a search warrant for the two houses on the property. District Judge Bill Old authorized the search warrant. Due to there being two houses with multiple occupants, LCSO requested the assistance of the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team. LCSO and VCSO executed the search warrant on the morning of Friday, August 31 around 8:30 a.m. During the course of the search, deputies found clear plastic baggies of suspected methamphetamine, two weapons and approximately $1,100.00 cash along with numerous items of illegal drug paraphernalia and scales for weighing and packaging the illegal drugs.

As a result of the search, four suspects were arrested and charges. The individuals were identified as:

Tamera Michelle Basquez, 33 year old Hispanic Female
Mark Soto, 45 year old White Male
Nathaniel Keith Wisner, 22 year old White Male
Jacqueline M. Thornburgh, 29 year old White Female.

Numerous criminal charges were filed on these individuals ranging from Possession of Marijuana and Controlled Substance to Engaging in Organized Criminal Activities.

Sheriff Micah Harmon would like to thank the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office and Constable Charles Greive for their assistance with this investigation. “We will continue to do what we have to do to identify and dismantle these criminal enterprises operating in Lavaca County. 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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