San Angelo Meth Dealer Goes to Prison


SAN ANGELO, TX – A San Angelo meth dealer was sent to prison on Friday morning.

According to the Tom Green County Jail Roster, on Jun. 25, Armando Cruz, 34, was released from the Tom Green County Jail and is heading to prison for the next six years.

Cruz was sentenced back in May for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

The original arrest occurred on Jan. 9 after the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office received a tip about a wanted person hiding out at the San Angelo Lodge at 1717 W. Beauregard. When the deputies arrived they found Cruz locked inside of a bathroom in one of the rooms.

Once the deputies got into the bathroom they found a microwave tray with multiple lines of methamphetamine on it, a bag with around five grams of meth inside of it, and a Walther PK380 pistol.

At the time of the arrest Cruz was on probation for possession of a controlled substance.

After months of court appearances, Cruz finally pleaded guilty to the two charges in exchange for six years in the TDCJ.

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