PRESS RELEASE - Swat team makes drug bust while training
“Marshall Police SWAT makes drug bust during training”
The Marshall Police Department SWAT team was conducting training at the Marshall Junior High School on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at about 1:30 pm, this training was a cooperative effort between the Marshall Police Department, Marshall Independent School District, and the Marshall Independent School District Police Department, and was planned during MISD spring break when the school would be empty and active shooter response training could be safely conducted.
During the course of training MPD SWAT officers observed three young male subjects with skateboards sitting in the courtyard area of the school. This area is mostly concealed from the street but there is no barrier preventing access to it. The males looked like they were smoking something so the MPD SWAT team made their way down to the courtyard area and made contact
with the males to find out what they were doing. The males were surprised by the officers’
appearance and were unable to conceal the fact that they had come to the courtyard to smoke a marijuana cigarette, or blunt as it is commonly referred to. The males had a backpack laying on the ground beside them. Inside of the backpack was a glass jar with approximately one ounce of marijuana sealed inside of the jar. All three of the subjects were placed under arrest for Possession of Marijuana (less than two ounces). The arrested teenagers were identified as Isai
Galvan 18 of Jefferson, Texas, Jovany Robles 18 of Marshall, Texas and Saul Luna 17 of Karnack, Texas. All three were booked into the Harrison County jail, and the MPD SWAT team finished a successful day of training.
“People who wish to break the law in our community must realize that no matter what steps they take to conceal their activities the Marshall Police Department is ever vigilant and we will always do our job to enforce the law and protect our citizens,” Chief Jesus Eddie Campa said,
“Criminal activity in the city of Marshall cannot be conducted safely because you never know where
MPD will be, day or night.”
Booking photos were not available at the time of this release.
Lt. Len Ames
Marshall Police Department
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