Murder arrest leads to major drug bust



Atascosa County sheriff’s investigators made a significant narcotics arrest last Friday, October 16th, at a residence in the Shalimar Subdivision according to Sheriff David Soward.

The sheriff said the arrests and narcotic seizure were a direct result of an on-going murder investigation. Sheriff’s investigators had arrested 36 year Guy Dwayne Flores on October 12th for the murder of 89-year-old Pleasanton resident, J.C. Peoples. As a result of that case, sheriff’s investigators obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 500 block of Timbercreek Drive in the Shalimar Subdivision. During the murder investigation, investigators learned that items stolen from the murder victim had been traded for drugs at the residence. Sheriff Soward said his investigators uncovered information that a large quantity of narcotics was also being kept at the residence. CID Captain Investigator Matt Miller obtained the search warrant from Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Orlando Carrasco. Deputies along with the Sheriff’s Special Operation Unit, executed the warrant around 11:30 Friday morning. Investigators located almost one ounce of heroin and an ounce of methamphetamine at the residence. Sheriff Soward stated the drugs had a street value of $12,000. Officers also recovered three pistols at the residence, two which had been reported stolen. Arrested at the scene was Adrian Aguilar Salazar 26, and Casandra Lee Ledezma 24, both of Shalimar. Salazar was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance – Heroin over 4 grams with intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine over 4 grams with intent to deliver and two counts of Theft of a Firearm. Bond was set at a total of $200,000. Ledezma was also charged with the same drug offenses and one count of Theft of a Firearm. Bond was set at $175,000. Deputies also seized $6,074 in cash from the residence.

Sheriff Soward stated both suspects have been released from jail on bond.



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