Meth bust two miles away from BU campus

By Rebecca Flannery
Staff Writer

Waco police confiscated two pounds of methamphetamine Wednesday and arrested one man during the execution of a search warrant two miles south of campus, said Sgt. Patrick Swanton, public information officer for the Waco Police Department.

The Waco SWAT team, Drug Enforcement Unit, K-9 unit and McLennan County Sheriff’s Office worked in conjunction to make this drug bust as part of a larger ongoing investigation, Swanton said.

Casper Martinez, 19, was arrested at the 2300 block of Mistletoe Street, and charged with possession of a controlled substance over 400 grams, which is a federal offense.

During the arrest, an SKS rifle and an undisclosed amount of money were also discovered.

“The street value of the seizure is about $90,000,” Swanton said. “We consider that an excessive amount of drugs, and the seizure is a significant dent to a drug dealer’s supply.”