Two individuals were arrested on felony charges after drug-related items were discovered earlier this week at a Schaller residence.
According to the Sac County Sheriff’s Office, packages that were being sent to 407 East 3rd Street in Schaller contained suspected THC edibles. The packages were intercepted by U.S. Postal Inspectors, who notified the sheriff’s office when the packages would be delivered to the Post Office in Schaller. The packages were picked up by 28-year-old Juliette Munoz of Schaller, who took them to the residence. On Tuesday of this week, a search warrant was executed at the residence, and another search warrant was executed at an outbuilding located behind the residence.
In the residence, authorities located three firearms, THC vapes, THC wax, THC edibles, three growing marijuana plants, loose marijuana, and suspected psylocibin mushrooms. In the outbuilding, law enforcement located items that suggested marijuana was being manufactured into THC wax. Authorities also located large mason jars, vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana, a hydraulic press, THC wax, shipping containers, and more THC edibles. Evidence suggested that the manufactured THC wax and edible items were being re-labeled and distributed through the mail.
Munoz was arrested at the residence during the search. 28-year-old Cesar Omar Gonzalez-Ballesteros of Schaller turned himself in to law enforcement on Tuesday evening. They’ve both been charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver Marijuana. Ballesteros is also charged with Failure to Affix a Drug Tax Stamp, and Possession of a Short Barreled Rifle. All charges are class D felonies.
Munoz and Ballesteros were booked into the Sac County Jail, and were released after posting bond. The investigation is on-going, and additional charges are expected.