On Thursday, Jan. 23 at approximately 10:45 p.m. Narcotics Vice Investigation Division (NVID) Officers along with the assistance of ”K” Shift Patrol Officers conducted an operation in regards to a drug house located at 1458 19th St.
The 19th Street residence had been the target of an ongoing narcotics investigation. NVID officers had the residence under surveillance as they prepared to serve a search and arrest warrant when a wanted individual, 33-year-old Jamie Jesus Garcia, left the residence.
Garcia was pulled over and the traffic stop resulted in the recovery of approximately one ounce of powder cocaine. Garcia and his passenger, 28-year-old Joshua Stewart, were both subsequently arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.
At approximately 10:57 p.m., NVID officers served a search warrant at 1458 19th St. Officers seized 5.71 ounces of powder Cocaine, 1.98 ounces of Crack Cocaine and seven dosage units (2 grams) of MDMA (Ecstasy). The drugs have a total street value of $10,845. Officers additionally seized a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban.
31-year-old Juan Jesus Chapa was also arrested and charged with Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
All three men were booked at the City Detention Center.