Robstown police arrested a 22-year-old man on Jan. 22 for allegedly dealing crack cocaine within the city.
Detective Lance Tagle said officers had received information that the suspect, Jeremy Crockett, was selling crack cocaine around town. The department then began an investigation, which led to the execution of a search and arrest warrant at Crockett's home in the 300 Block of West Main Avenue.
When officers arrived, Tagle said, Crockett was reportedly backing out of the home's driveway in a black Chevrolet Tahoe with a female passenger accompanying him. Both were taken into custody without incident, police said, and the female was eventually released at the scene.
Police found more than 10 grams of crack cocaine hidden in an unmarked prescription pill bottle beneath Crockett's clothing, a find Tagle said is a rarity for the Robstown area.
"It's really odd…because we don't have crack cocaine here in Robstown," he said. "It's very rare to find crack cocaine in this town."
Tagle said narcotics officers are looking into where the crack cocaine may have come from in order to ensure no more of it makes it onto the streets of Robstown.
"The crack cocaine was something new to the Narcotics Division. Never have we raided a house with crack," he said. "It's just a bit of a heads up to the parents out there about what's coming into our city. That's why we acted so quickly on it, knowing what type of drug it was."
Crockett was arrested and transported to the Nueces County Jail to face one count of possession of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony.
Anyone with information on suspicious or illegal activity, and would like to remain anonymous, is asked to contact the Robstown Police Department's hotline at (361) 387-TIPS.