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New K-9 Drift Scores Big Bust

February 25, 2019

Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office deputies scored a big drug bust, landing four people in jail with three listed as Mexico residents.

According to Constable Ted Heap’s Office, new K-9 Drift “took part in the biggest drug bust of his young career as he helped with the arrest of four suspects and the seizure of nearly five kilograms of crystal meth and heroin.”

Diana Baylon, 21; Jessica Villicana, 23; Avishail Mares, 19; and Daniel Bustamante, 20, were arrested in the 17000 block of the Katy Freeway on Thursday, Feb. 21, after an undercover investigation by the Precinct 5 Narcotics Unit. All the suspects are currently being held on bond.

Bustamante, of Mexico, is charged with possession with intent to distribute. He is being held in Harris County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Baylon, of Mexico, is charged with possession with intent to distribute. She is being held on $200,000 bond.

Villicana, of Mexico, is charged with possession with intent to distribute. She is being held on $100,000 bond.

Mares, of El Paso, is charged with possession with intent to distribute. She is being held on $100,000 bond.

Drift joined Precinct 5 in December. The K-9 helped “sniff out more than four kilograms of methamphetamine and 400 grams of heroin inside the suspects’ vehicle. They were arrested without incident and each charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.”

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