Drug raid suspect gets prison term
CAMERON—A 30-year-old Rockdale man who was arrested March 14 when officers from three departments stormed his Gabriel Street residence received a three-year prison term last week in 20th District Court.
Jonah Edward Zamora, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana (5 to 50 pounds) and was sentenced by Judge John Youngblood. He was also assessed $140 parole restitution.
Zamora was arrested after members of the Rockdale Police Department, Milam County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Investigations Unit and Constable Herbie Vaughan raided his home in the 700 block of San Gabriel.
DRUG DEALER— Chief Deputy Chris White said Sheriff David Greene’s Special Investigations Unit had determined the suspect was dealing marijuana from his residence and began the investigation about a month before the raid.
He said a search warrant was obtained and the sheriff department investigators, along with Herbie Vaughan, converged on the residence.
“The suspect was quickly taken into custody,” White said.
GU NS R ECOV ER ED—“ Dur ing the arrest, a loaded pistol was located in Mr. Zamora’s pants pocket,” White said. The pistol was seized.
White said more than five pounds of marijuana was found during the search, along with more than $2,300 in cash.
“The marijuana is believed to have a street value of over $3,500,” White said.
Investigators also seized a 12-gauge shotgun, packaging material and scales during their search of Zamora’s residence.