The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office made its first big drug bust of 2019 in February.

CCSO narcotics investigators ran surveillance on an area on North Ocean Drive at Magnolia Beach for several months, which led to the execution of a search warrant Monday, Feb. 18., according to chief deputy Johnny Krause.

The narcotics team arrested four individuals, which included two men and two women that were in connection to the selling of methamphetamine.

Melissa Jean (Micek) Camacho, 47, of Port Lavaca, was arrested for manufacturing/delivering a controlled substance penalty group one greater than a gram but less than four grams and on a warrant for manufacturing/delivering a controlled substance penalty group one greater than a gram but less than four grams.

“Camacho was arrested back in 2018 on drug charges and she bonded out, so I think she is still pending on those charges but then got arrested again,” Krause said.

Justin Wayne Owen, 37, of Port Lavaca, was arrested for manufacturing/delivering a controlled substance penalty group one greater than a gram but less than four grams, failure to appear motion for enforcement and a warrant for unlawful delivery/manufacturing with intent to distribute.

Troy Neri Valadez, 44, of Port Lavaca, was arrested for manufacturing/delivering a controlled substance penalty group one greater than a gram but less than four grams, and warrants for no driver’s license and driving while license invalid.

Jessica Sanchez, 52, of Port Lavaca, was arrested for manufacturing/delivering a controlled substance penalty group one greater than a gram but less than four grams.

According to Krause, one of the subjects was selling methamphetamine out of her place of employment.

“She would step out of her place of employment, make a drug sell and then go back in. The narcotics investigators recorded that also,” Krause said. “The owner of the business had no idea and was flabbergasted at the whole ordeal.”

When the narcotics team executed the search warrant, methamphetamine was found in the house and also in a vehicle.

Krause stressed several times the severity that methamphetamine can have on one’s life and the community.