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On February 16, 2012, The Kerrville Police Department arrested Miguel Gallardo on felony drug charges. The Kerrville Police Department Special Crimes Unit began their investigation of Gallardo back in December 2011 for the delivery of Valium, a controlled substance.
During the course of the investigation by the Special Crimes Unit, intelligence information gathered by the Unit suggested that Gallardo might have been posing as a licensed physician in the Kerrville area.
KPD Captain Jeffrey L. Wendling stated that “this investigation further emphasis the commitment of the Kerrville Police Department to continue to aggressively target illegal dealers of prescription drugs. Prescription drug diversion is a major problem for all communities across our country.”
On February 16, 2012, Investigators with the Special Crimes Unit conducted additional negotiations with Gallardo. Gallardo agreed to deliver Valium tablets to an undercover agent in the 500 Block of Main Street.
Gallardo delivered the Valium, approximately 60 tablets and was arrested. Gallardo’s delivery constituted a violation of the State Controlled Substances Act, specifically, the Manufacture/Delivery of Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 3/4, less than 28 grams. This violation is a state jail felony and can be enhanced to a 3rd degree felony since the delivery took place in a Drug Free Zone.
After Gallardo’s arrest it was determined that Gallardo was not a licensed physician in the United States. Gallardo was also found to be a Mexican citizen who possessed a Resident Alien Card to legally reside in the United States.
Miguel Gallardo is being held in the Kerr County Jail on a $25,000 bond. Additional drug charges are still pending against Gallardo. The charges were filled with the 216th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
Gallardo could face a sentence of 2-10 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000, if convicted.