San Antonio Woman Finds Bag Of Cocaine In A Granola Bar

May 7, 2015

The San Antonio Police Department is investigating how a packet of cocaine ended up inside a wrapped Nature Valley granola bar. Cynthia Rodriguez of San Antonio said she was eating the bar when a small, green bag emblazoned with dollar signs She contacted the manufacturer General Mills Inc., thinking that she had won a prize. Company officials told her to call the police instead. Rodriguez contacted police March 18 and investigators determined the bag contained cocaine. General Mills, the parent company of Nature Valley sent this statement: “We referred this to the police in March and are confident this did not happen in our facility.”

SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio police officer has been arrested after allegedly trying to shoplift ammunition from a sporting goods store. Officer David Nieto faces a misdemeanor theft charge in Tuesday afternoon’s off-duty incident while with his children, ages 1 and 3.

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Anthony Trevino, or Tony as he's known, has been named as interim police chief by City Manager Sheryl Sculley. He starts his new assignment Jan. 1.

Trevino is a veteran member of the San Antonio Police Department, and most recently has served as Deputy Chief, and outgoing Police Chief William McManus' chief of staff.

Rarely can anyone find McManus at City Hall or at a crime scene without Trevino somewhere nearby. He's soft-spoken and doesn't attract much attention. That's one of the main differences he sees as he transitions from a behind the scenes staff member.

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The debate is heating up over San Antonio Police Chief William McManus' proposal to tighten the city's panhandling ordinance.

The issue, which was presented to the council's public safety committee in early September, will again be heard by the same committee in October. But it's not being received well by some sitting members of the committee.

District 9 Councilman Joe Krier believes that the ordinance may be at odds with freedom of speech and that people can express their right to give a buck to someone if they want.

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San Antonio’s texting-while-driving ban is four years old and some city officials, like District 10 Councilman Mike Gallagher, don’t think it is working well enough.

Last week Gallagher proposed revising the current cell phone ordinance, which prohibits use of a mobile phone except for dialing or talking, to make it even stricter.

Gallagher’s proposal is to prohibit use of mobile phones entirely, except for in a hands-free capacity. A news release outlined the councilman's concerns that more than 90,000 crashes across the state in 2012 were linked to distracted driving.