Habitual Criminal Indicted for Drug Possession


SAN ANGELO, TX- Reynaldo Barraza of San Angelo was arrested on November 13th, 2020 for possession of methamphetamine and heroin.

According to court documents, San Angelo Police initiated a traffic stop at West 12th Street and Chadbourne at the north alleyway. The officer knew that Barraza had warrants and he observed Barraza attempting to climb out of the driver side window. 

The Officer then ordered Barraza to stop and comply which Barraza refused. A foot pursuit was initiated which the officer gave several commands to stop.

Barraza then stiffened his body resisting arrest but handcuffs were placed on him regardless. San Angelo Police began to search Barraza and his vehicle. 

While searching Barraza, the officer found a blue colored container which contained a crystal-like substance and a brown/black substance on his person.

While searching the vehicle, the officer found a black camera bag that had 2 scales, a pipe, and a clear plastic baggie with a crystal-like substance inside.

The crystal-like substance was then weighed 15.00 grams and the brown/black substance was weighed 1.39 grams including the packaging. Both substances were field tested for methamphetamine and heroin respectively.

Reynaldo Barraza’s bond was set at $67,238.00 and he has not been released from the Tom Green County Detention Facility.

Barraza was indicted on January 7,2021 for manufacture and delivery of methamphetamine of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams, possession of heroin of less than 1 gram and evading arrest on November 13th, 2020. Barraza’s charges were enhanced due to previous felony charges for burglary of a habitation on March 14th, 2001, burglary of a building on April 12th, 2006  heroin possession on March 14th, 2001, and evading arrest on August 13th, 1996.

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