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July 31st, 2009
San Marcos man gets 80 years

Oscar Lopez


A Hays County jury sentenced a San Marcos man to 80 years in prison after his conviction for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

Hays County District Attorney Sherri Tibbe said Oscar Lopez, 56, has been well known to law enforcement for many years, adding her hope that his removal from the streets will make residents feel more secure.

On Dec. 13, 2007, San Marcos police answered a call to Gravel Street in reference to a male subject selling drugs to neighborhood children. On arrival, police observed Lopez standing near the driveway of the residence in question.

Seeing the officers, Lopez threw a bag to the ground and fled the scene. Police apprehended Lopez after a short foot chase, then identified the contents of the bag as cocaine.

Hays County Narcotics Task Force detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence and located approximately 56 grams of cocaine, as well as scales and packaging materials.

Prosecutors Jesus Navar and Amy Lockhart asked the jury for a lengthy prison term, pointing out that Lopez had two prior convictions for burglary of a habitation. Lopez must serve a minimum of 15 years before being considered for parole.

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9 thoughts on “San Marcos man gets 80 years

  1. Sounds like for this guy,…it was indeed “Gavel Street.”

    Selling drugs to the neighborhood kids?????!!!!!!!

    Adios amigo…!

  2. Yeah, you take him off the streets only to put him in prison to get killed. What happens to his kids and grandkids? Regardless of the crime he committed he still had a family.

  3. repeat offenders are not victims, dont try to make this guy into one. A jury of his peers decided that prison is where he belongs. Maybe it will not correct his behavior but at least it will protect innocent youngsters from becomming vicitims by removing this threat to public well being

  4. “What happens to his kids and grandkids?” Guess he should have thought about that before he sold drugs. It’s not the court’s fault he was put away; it’s his own fault.

  5. I knew him. Knew the family. Never sold to kids. He was against kids doing drugs. He would say when your an adult mejo you can make that bad choice. But your still to little to understand your mistakes.

  6. Aww, he was against kids doing drugs but he was okay for selling to their parents because “they can make that bad choice.” I can hear his line now “You know mijo, I won’t sell to you but is your mom and dad home so I can sell to them and take toys, clothes and food away from you.”

    why don’t we send this in a quote of the year from Oscar Lopez the upstanding San Marcos citizen: “when your an adult mijo you can make that bad choice. But your still too little to understand your mistakes.”

    This guy is trash and is exactly where he deserves to be. Don’t make this guy out to be a role model.

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