Constable charges two in drug bust
A Port Aransas man and an Austin woman are charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of false identification after being found with drivers licenses belonging to Austin area residents on Saturday, Nov. 28.
Chief Deputy Monty Allen of Precinct 4 Constable Bobby Sherwood’s office said he stopped the pair on the beach near marker 18 because their vehicle had no front license plate.
Because the driver had no liability insurance, the vehicle was also impounded, and when deputies searched the vehicle they found cocaine and several drivers licenses from the Austin area.
The driver is identified as Carlos Kazen, 35, of Port Aransas; his companion was Misty Cretsinger, 33, of Austin.
Allen said the vehicle, a GMC Yukon SUV, will be seized, as will $3,389 in cash found in the vehicle.
Deputies are working with Austin police to learn if the identifications were used to cash stolen checks or to pawn items in the Austin area, Allen said.