$22K worth of drugs seized in Oakwood

And because the house where they were found was within 1,000 feet of a school, there are charges related to that, as well.


Narcotics investigators with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from United States Postal Service (USPS) inspectors, arrested two teens this week on drug trafficking charges following the delivery of nearly 500 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) vapes to an Oakwood residence.

HCSO and HSI investigators were notified by USPS that a shipment of THC was being mailed to an address in the 4000 block of Allen Street in Oakwood. Investigators made arrangements with the Postal Service to hold the package and then deliver it at a designated time on Wednesday, November 15. At the time of the delivery, investigators observed Pablo Manuel Jimenez, 17, take possession of the package. He and a second suspect, identified as Karl Kristopher Kmeck Showen, 18, transferred the package to the trunk of a vehicle parked outside the house. Investigators approached the residence and arrested Jimenez and Showen. A 16-year-old girl present at the time of the arrests was released to the custody of her parents.

When investigators recovered the package containing 490 THC oil vape cartridges from the vehicle, they also found 2.5 lbs. of marijuana packaged in multiple bags, along with a scale; they determined the marijuana belonged to Showen. In addition, Jimenez was in possession of more than 30 THC vapes at his Allen Street residence. Estimated total street value of the drugs is $22,900.

The crimes occurred within 1,000 feet of Oakwood Elementary School.

Showen faces the following felony charges:

·         Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute

·         Possession of marijuana

·         Possession of THC oil with intent to distribute

·         Sale of a controlled substance with 1,000 feet of a school – 2 counts

·         Contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Jimenez faces the following felony charges:

·         Possession of THC oil with intent to distribute

·         Sale of a controlled substance with 1,000 feet of a school

Jimenez remains in the Hall County Jail on a bond of $33,400. Showen is jailed with no bond.”