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Posted on: January 9, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Meth Lab Discovered and Two Arrested

(Dec 30) On Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at approximately 2:31 A.M., Kerrville Police Officers responded to the 1100 block of East Main after receiving a call about an active disturbance inside a residence at that location. Officers arrived at the location and made contact with the caller who informed officers that there was a female and male inside the residence and that the female was being held against her will.

Officers knocked at the door and when the door opened, a female subject was removed from inside the residence. Officers could immediately smell a strong chemical odor emitting from within the residence. Officers then entered the residence in order to locate and identify any other subjects within the apartment.

Officers located a male subject in a bathroom and after repeated orders to open the bathroom door the male subject emerged from the bathroom. As he did so, officers observed several components of what appeared to be a methamphetamine lab. The officers also observed a thick haze and even stronger odor of burning chemicals coming from the bathroom.

Officers quickly detained the male subject and exited the residence.

The Special Crimes Unit was called to the scene to assist in the investigation. The Kerrville fire department responded to assist as all meth labs are potentially dangerous. In the subsequent search of the residence, chemical precursors used to manufacture methamphetamine were discovered.

A substance believed to be methamphetamine has been sent to a DPS crime lab for analysis.

The investigation culminated in the arrest of the following subjects on various narcotics violations:
(1) Erika Sosa, Possession or Transport of Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture.
(2) Jarod Sims, Possession or Transport of Chemicals with Intent to Manufacture, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The KPD Field Operations Division was assisted by the Special Crimes Unit, Kerrville Fire Department, Texas Department of Public Safety as well as Kerr County Animal Control which was tasked with removing a prohibited rattlesnake from the residence.

The Special Crimes Unit is charged with the investigation of narcotics violations and trafficking in Kerrville. The Special Crimes Unit frequently works in cooperation with, and with the assistance of various law enforcement agencies in the nearby counties as well as federal agencies.

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