Corpus Christi Couple Caught Carrying Meth
VICTORIA, Texas – Two Corpus Christi residents have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute over 50 grams of meth, announced Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux of the Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani.
On March 14, Jason Elijah Talley, 43, was the driver with Crystal Nichole Samora, 33, as passenger in a Lexus in Victoria. Authorities conducted a traffic stop after observing the vehicle following too closely.
Law enforcement detained Talley and ordered him to sit in the grass. At that time, they discovered a bag suspected of containing meth in the area where Talley was sitting.
A physical search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of Xanax bars, heroin, a myriad of pills, meth and multiple handguns. Authorities discovered a carboard box found directly behind the passenger seat which contained cookies in one layer and five large plastic containers containing a substance in another. Law also enforcement observed two plastic bags containing a substance and a Sig Sauer firearm in a purse.
The investigation revealed the firearm was stolen out of Corpus Christi. The substance was confirmed as 5,806 grams of meth with a purity level of 94 percent.
U.S. District Judge David S. Morales will impose sentencing in November. At that time, Talley and Samora face up to life in federal prison and a possible $10 million maximum fine.
Both have been and will remain in custody pending sentencing.
The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Victoria Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Liesel Roscher and Patti Booth are prosecuting the case.