Anthony Jean Perez Rios
SMPD makes 2 arrests related to suspected fentanyl distribution
San Marcos police arrested two in connection with suspected fentanyl distribution.
The San Marcos Police Department said it arrested Anthony Jean Perez Rios, 20, of San Marcos, as a suspected fentanyl distributor after weeks of investigating the matter. A juvenile male was also arrested in connection with fentanyl distribution.
Police said they executed a search warrant on Sept. 2 at approximately 9:30 p.m. at a residence where Rios and the juvenile male were detained. Police found 384 fentanyl pills, identified as counterfeit Percocet pills, in two prescription pill bottles inside the suspect’s apartment, SMPD said in a social media post, adding that 12 fentanyl pills were located in the juvenile’s jeans. Two firearms were also seized from the apartment, police stated.
Rios admitted to regularly supplying the juvenile with fentanyl pills during an interview with police, SMPD said.
Rios was arrested and charged with manufacture/delivery/possession of a controlled substance, delivery of a controlled substance to a minor and possession of controlled substance. The juvenile male was arrested and charged with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony. The juvenile male was placed in a juvenile facility, police said.
Rios is currently in the Hays County Jail on three bonds totaling $175,000 at the time of publication.
The investigation into the case is ongoing, according to a city spokesperson.