Crockett PD Seizes Eight Pounds of Cocaine

By Greg Ritchie

Messenger Reporter

CROCKETT –  Crockett Police Department (CPD) officers never know quite what any situation can turn into and a recent traffic stop led officers to seize eight pounds of cocaine from two men traveling through the area. While The Messenger admits we are no experts in the matter, according to online sources, the cocaine seized could have a street value as high as $100,000. 

CPD released the following statement regarding the incident:

“On Apr. 16, at about 7:55 p.m., CPD officers conducted a traffic stop on a Kia sedan on Crockett Loop 304 near South 4th Street for a traffic violation. The vehicle was being operated by Erik Galvan (age 30 from Jacksonville, TX) and Emilio Osorio (age 31 from Tyler, TX) was the passenger in the vehicle.

During the traffic stop, officers developed probable cause to search the vehicle, which led them to find an aftermarket speaker box in the trunk. Hidden inside the speaker box, the officers located 3 bricks of suspected cocaine wrapped in electrical tape (later weighed at a combined weight of a little over eight pounds).

After the officers made the discovery, Galvan attempted to flee by running away on foot but he was quickly caught, tackled and taken into custody by one of the officers. Galvan and Osorio were placed under arrest and transported to the Houston County Jail. 

Galvan was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 >=400 Grams (First Degree Felony), Evading Arrest or Detention (Class A Misdemeanor) and Resisting Arrest, Search or Transport (Class A Misdemeanor).

Osorio was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG 1 >=400 Grams (First Degree Felony).”

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

Greg Ritchie can be reached at [email protected]

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