PURSUIT LEADS TO ARREST OF METHAMPHETAMINE DEALER
On Saturday, January 21, 2022, a Tom Green County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputy attempted a traffic stop in the area of Side View Rd and Farm to Market 2105. The vehicle evaded and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit traveled through the north side of San Angelo and back into the county. As the vehicle was heading back into the city, deputies successfully deployed a tire deflation device, safely and slowly deflating the driver's side tires on the vehicle. The pursuit continued at slow speeds until the vehicle stopped near Avenue Q and Ben Ficklin Road. Both occupants, a male driver and a female passenger, were taken into custody without issue. Inside of the vehicle were multiple open alcoholic beverages containers, Marijuana, and over 200 grams (approximately 7.5 ounces) of Methamphetamine. The female passenger, Kristina Alfara 30 years of age, was booked in on two warrants.
The male driver, Robert Mejia 32 years of age, was booked in on the following charges: MAN DEL CS PG 1 >=200G<400G, Evading Arrest Detention W/Vehicle, and Possession of Marijuana <2OZ.
Assistance during this incident was provided by the San Angelo Police Department, The Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
The investigation is still ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.