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Posted on: March 31, 2023

NBPD SCU Operation Nets 8 Arrests & Large Amount of Fentanyl-laced Drugs

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On March 30, 2023, the New Braunfels Police Department Street Crimes Unit executed two search warrants that resulted in 8 arrests and the seizure of a large amount of drugs, cash, guns, and other property. 

Based on information obtained as part of an ongoing investigation, officers were monitoring a known drug house located in the 3900 block of Gentle Meadow. Surveillance of that home led to two traffic stops and the arrest of five people who were all booked at the Guadalupe County Jail on the following charges:

  • 17-year old Lucas Talyn Flores of New Braunfels - Possession of a Controlled Substance (Penalty Group 1) <1g, Prohibited Substance in a Correctional Facility, Drug Paraphernalia 
  • 39-year old Tiffany Dawn Sanson of New Braunfels - Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Penalty Group 1) >=4g<200g, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Penalty Group 1) <1g, and three warrants
  • 19-year old Justin Nathanial Quintanilla of New Braunfels - Possession of a Controlled Substance (Penalty Group 1) <1g
  • 18-year old Jesse Duran of Comal County - Possession of a Controlled Substance (Penalty Group 1) <1g
  • 18-year old Jacob Steven Osterheld of Dripping Springs - Possession of a Controlled Substance (Penalty Group 2) >=4g<400g

Based on those arrests, a search warrant was issued for the home on Gentle Meadow, leading to the seizure of approximately 1500 counterfeit fentanyl-laced Percocet pills. Also seized were two firearms (a handgun and an assault rifle), other narcotics, and cash.

Additionally, based on information obtained throughout the course of the investigation, officers began monitoring a second home located in the 400 block of Pebble Creek Run. A traffic stop and a subsequent search warrant of the home led to 3 additional arrests. Those suspects were booked at the Comal County Jail on the following charges:

  • 22-year old Ja Shanae Dejranise Caldwell of New Braunfels - Possession of a Controlled Substance (Penalty Group 2) <1g
  • 20-year old Francesco Maurizio Formica of Cibolo - Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Penalty Group 1) >=400g and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Penalty Group 2) >=4g<400g
  • 18-year old Raylyn Rayshawn Willrich of San Antonio - Manufacture or Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Penalty Group 1) >=400g and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Penalty Group 2) >=4g<400g

Those arrests and the search warrant led to the seizure of approximately 5,000 counterfeit fentanyl-laced Percocet pills as well as a large number of THC edibles, a large amount of cash, a handgun, and other property associated with the illicit proceeds of drug distribution (like jewelry, designer handbags, shoes, and electronics). In total, approximately 6500 fentanyl-laced pills were seized with an estimated street value of approximately $195,000 along with approximately $22,000 in cash.

The New Braunfels Police Department would like to thank the San Antonio ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) office, the Comal County Sheriff’s Office, and the Comal County District Attorney’s Office for their partnership and cooperation during this operation. This investigation is part of an ongoing initiative by the NBPD Street Crimes Unit targeting those involved with the unlawful distribution of dangerous and potentially fatal drugs like counterfeit fentanyl-laced Percocet pills. Additional arrests and charges may be pending.

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