The Travis County Sheriff’s Office VICE Unit recently received information that an individual was distributing large amounts of cocaine in the Austin, Travis County, Texas area. Through their investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect as Sergio Gorostieta.

On August 17, 2017, members of the TCSO VICE unit coordinated with TCSO SWAT, K-9, and Texas DPS Air Division to conduct land and air surveillance on Gorostieta. At approximately 11:00 am, surveillance observed a vehicle driven by Gorostieta and what they believed to be an exchange of narcotics for US currency between Gorostieta and another person. The team then moved in and detained Gorostieta, who was in possession of three kilograms of cocaine. Gorostieta and two others were arrested and charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance Greater than 400 Grams, a first degree felony. The current street value of three kilograms of cocaine in Travis County is approximately $300,000.00 dollars.

TCSO is grateful to citizens who offer tips about criminal activities they observe. We also extend our thanks to our colleagues at DPS for their collaboration in the mission.


Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 854-4986


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