S.W.A.T. & STRIKE TEAM MEMBERS EXECUTE SEARCH WARRANT-NARCOTICS FOUND
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
Contact: Angelica Becerra / Public Information Officer
Office: (915) 538-2119
Pager: (915) 533-0733 (#5237)
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El Paso, TX- On Friday, 12-02-11 at approximately 5:50 pm Strike Team Deputies in collaboration with the members of the El Paso Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team, executed a (narcotics) search warrant at a residence located at the 12800 block of Chaucer Road, El Paso County Texas.
Deputies received information of suspicious activity, narcotics being sold out of the residence at all hours of the day and night. After confirming the information during extensive hours of surveillance, traffic stops and arrest of persons leaving this residence, a search warrant was obtained and both teams executed the search warrant at the said location. United States Customs and Border Protection K-9 handlers assisted by also conducting a sweep of the residence using currency/firearm and narcotic/human detection canines.
Upon entry Strike Team and S.W.A.T. members came in contact with several subjects in the home to include Homeowner/Ruben Gonzalez who was found sitting inside the residence. Subject/Gonzalez was found to be in possession of marijuana (1.12 ounces), cocaine (5.0 GRAMS) and drug paraphernalia. Subject/Ruben Gonzalez was taken into custody and charged with the below offenses. He was subsequently booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility with a total bond of $15,500.00.
RUBEN GONZALEZ (36)
Charge(s): Poss. CS PG 1 >=4G< 200 grams / Bond: $15,000
Poss. of marijuana< 2 ounces $500 / Bond: $500
Citizens of El Paso County are encouraged to report any suspicious activity encountered within their neighborhoods. Some characteristics to be aware of include unusual traffic flow, extraordinary property alterations, slight property maintenance and a noticeable increase in crimes within the community. Citizens may report anonymously any suspicious activity by calling our Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 546-2280. Citizens may also contact the Strike Team at (915)538-2099 or respond by email at SOStriketeam@epcounty.com