On his first day in office, Kerr County Sheriff Larry Leitha made it clear that he viewed methamphetamine as one of No. 1 drug-enforcement priorities.
On Thursday night, at about 9 p.m., the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit (SIU) conducted a narcotics investigation in the 2100 block of Sidney Baker in Kerrville. With the assistance of Texas Department of Public Safety, sheriff’s investigators arranged a meeting for the purchase of methamphetamine from a San Antonio man.
The Special Investigations Unit, Texas DPS, and KCSO Patrol Division deputies said they conducted a lawful stop after confirming the suspect’s arrival. Fernando Martinez Jr, 30, of San Antonio, and a female passenger were detained without incident.
During a vehicle search, deputies said they found a plastic bag containing approximately 1.95 ounces of a white crystalline substance consistent
with methamphetamine. Deputies said Martinez had a digital scale and at least $1,070 in cash.
“Our narcotics team consistently produces results for public safety in this community,” said Sheriff Larry Leitha. “Methamphetamine remains a
danger to the public, along with the halo of criminal activity that follows it. We will continue every single day to arrest drug suppliers, seize their assets, and submit cases for successful prosecution.”
Martinez was arrested and charged on suspicion of the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance and booked into Kerr County Jail on a $125,000 bond.