Several children were in a south Brownwood home Wednesday morning when police seized about 15 grams of methamphetamine and arrested two of the children’s relatives, police said.
Victor Bastardo Sr., 61, and Joe Bastardo, 27, were booked into the Brown County Jail on charges of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance over 4 grams under 200 grams, jail records state.
Both remained jailed Thursday in lieu of bonds of $100,000 each.
Brownwood police, assisted by Brown County Sheriff’s deputies, served a search and arrest warrant in the 600 block of Fourth, narcotics detective Bruce Spruill said.
The warrant named Victor Bastardo Sr. and his son, Joe, as the “primary parties involved,” Spruill said.
Five or six children were inside, all under the ages of 6 or 7 and one as young as 1, Spruill said. He said Victor Bastardo is the children’s grandfather. The children were released to another relative and taken to a different location, Spruill said.
Officers found methamphetamine hidden in a pair of children’s shorts in the carport area, and also found scales, packaging and paraphernalia “consistent with the distribution of large amounts of methamphetamine,” Spruill said.
He said police suspect the two of distributing methamphetamine to other dealers.
Police seized $1,100 in cash, a pickup and a 60 inch television.
In other incidents:
• Officer Stephanie Morgan arrested Bruce Overton, 30, on an assault charge after a domestic disturbance in the 2100 block of Eighth.
• An argument over cheesecake led to one man’s assault of another man at the Whataburger restaurant.
• Someone took a bicycle from a yard in the 600 block of Malone, keys from a vehicle parked in the 3900 block of Glenwood, and a window air conditioner from a home in the 2900 block of Hemphill.
• A man told police he realized $73 was missing from his wallet after his family stayed overnight at America’s Best Inn.b