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3 arrested in Tuesday drug raid

By CHRISTOPHER FERRELL

Eagle Staff Writer

A Tuesday night raid of a Bryan home by Brazos Valley drug agents led to the arrests of three people and the seizure of 11 bags of cocaine and seven marijuana plants.

Agents from the Brazos Valley Narcotics Task Forces secured a search warrant for a house in the 600 block of West 23rd Street and entered the home at about 11:30 p.m.

According to court records, agents spotted resident Jeromy Rosales shutting the oven door in the kitchen and noticed a marijuana cigarette behind his ear. They also reported finding a baggy in Rosales’ wallet and another bag full of marijuana in his pants pocket.

Officers opened the oven door and found 11 plastic bags containing a combined 6.8 grams of cocaine, court records state. A further search of the kitchen turned up seven marijuana plants, each standing about 7 inches tall.

Agents said they also discovered two bags with trace amounts of cocaine in a dresser that contained personal belongings of Angelique Escamilla, who also lived in the house.

Steven Montoya, a third resident, was arrested for possession of marijuana.

All three were transported to the Brazos County Jail.

Rosales was charged with delivery and manufacturing of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony punishable by five to 99 years or life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. He also was arrested for possession of marijuana. He was being held Wednesday on $18,000 bail.

Escamilla was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a state jail felony punishable by 180 days to two years incarceration and a fine of up to $10,000. She also was charged with possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana. In addition, she faces a motion to revoke probation on a harboring a runaway charge.

She was being held Wednesday night on $27,000 bail.

Montoya was released Wednesday on $2,000 bail.

• Christopher Ferrell’s e-mail address is cferrell@theeagle.com

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