An ‘open-air sniff’ of two cars by a New Braunfels Police Department (NBPD) drug dog Saturday resulted in the arrests of three Fort Worth men who were hanging out in the parking lot at New Braunfels’ Fischer Park, 1935 Hilltp Summit Rd.
NBPD officers were called to the scene around 7:40 p.m. after witnesses reported three suspicious males wearing all-black clothing near two vehicles, a white Cadillac Escalade and a gray Honda Civic.
Black face masks, large amounts of cash and firearms were in plain view.
Two of the men had active warrants for their arrest and were detained while NBPD K-9 performed an open-air sniff of the vehicles.
A subsequent search yielded approximately $260,000 in cash packaged in a manner consistent with drug distribution.
Also discovered were two large trash bags containing approximately 11 pounds of marijuana, a stolen handgun and two other items.
Twenty-five-year-old Edoardo Javier Munoz, 26-year-old Jonathan Martinez and 24-year-old Aaron Scott Dittman were then transported to Comal County Jail.
Each was charged with possession of marijuana (greater than five pounds but less than or equal to 50 pounds) and engaging in organized criminal activity.
Dittman also had an active warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon out of Tarrant County, and Martinez had an active warrant out of Fort Worth for causing bodily injury.
As of 4 p.m. Sunday, no bond has been set.
The case remains under investigation by NBPD’s Street Crimes Unit. More charges could be pending.