A Kingsville man was arrested on multiple charges after the Kingsville Police Department discovered guns, money and illegal drugs in his home on July 12.
The KPD’s Street Level Operations Team, SWAT unit and Detective Division conducted a search warrant at a home in the 800 block of West Alice and arrested 41-year-old Nicholas “Nick” Sergio Thomas.
According to a press release from the KPD, investigators searched Thomas’ home after an investigation that lasted several months.
The KPD search team discovered two ounces of cocaine, one and a half ounces of crack cocaine, 108 grams of Methadone, 5.8 grams of marijuana, 1.9 grams of Hydrocodone and two bottles of Promethazine cough syrup with a weight of 1,081 grams.
Thomas told investigators that he did not have a prescription for the Promethazine cough syrup and he purchased the two bottles on the Internet.
Investigators also seized $2,000 in suspected drug proceeds, a digital scale with cocaine residue, two handguns with multiple magazines loaded with ammunition, and a floor safe.
The search warrant was signed by Texas 105th District Court Judge Jack Pulcher.
Thomas has been charged with a first-degree felony for the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, an aggravated first-degree felony and second-degree felony for the possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor for possession of a controlled substance and a Class B misdemeanor for possession of Marijuana.
The location of the search warrant and seizure of the illegal narcotics also falls within a Drug Free Zone (Texas A&M University-Kingsville Property) as defined by the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Because the location is in a drug free zone, all of the charges against Thomas can be enhanced if he is found guilty in a court of law, which could affect the sentencing phase of trial.
Officials with the KPD warned residents that the possession of Promethazine with Codeine cough syrup without a prescription carries serious penalties.
Under the Texas Controlled Substance Act, a person who possesses an amount of this particular drug without a prescription and who is found guilty in a court of law could face a life sentence or a minimum sentence of five years in prison and a $50,000 fine.
“We ask the citizens to take an active role in providing information to the Street Level Operations team by contacting the Team Supervisor, Lt. Daniel Gonzalez at (361) 593-8842 with any suspicious activity taking place in their neighborhood,” KPD Capt. Mark Frost said. “The calls can be anonymous. Please provide the activity being witnessed and the correct address of the suspicious activity.”