On Tuesday, Jourdanton police officers executed a search warrant in the 700 block of Mulberry St. Inside the house, officers located a substantial amount of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and prescription painkillers. In addition, they found scales, packaging material and other items consistent with the trafficking of illegal narcotics. Joshua Dotson, Stephanie Gonzales and Michael Coronado were arrested on scene each charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1 (4-200 grams) 1st degree felony, Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1 (1-4 grams) 3rd degree felony, Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 4 less than 28 grams State Jail Felony and Possession of Marijuana (4 ounces-5 lbs) State Jail Felony. Additionally, Dotson was charged with Evading Arrest (Class A Misdemeanor) and assault on a public servant (3rd Degree Felony).
“The importance of shutting down this drug house was due to its close proximity to the Jourdanton City Park, which is directly across the street,” said JPD Chief Eric Kaiser, “A 1st degree felony can be punishable up to 99 years in state prison.”
Chief Kaiser thanked Lt. Santos Gonzales, Officer Cody Presley, Sgt. Smitty Gonzales, Sgt. Investigator Mari Kaufman, K9 Officer Timothy Sawicki, Officer Michael Hetzer and Officer Jimmy Trevino for their contributions to making these arrests and getting these drugs off the streets of Atascosa County.00