Family members arrested in drug bust

By Moses Leos III

Two people were arrested July 6 after they were suspected of delivering a controlled substance following the execution of a search warrant by the Hays County Narcotics Task Force.  

Authorities arrested Norman Lee McKnight, 48, and Sommer Cheynne McKnight, 17, both of Buda. Both were booked into the Hays County Jail on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, which is a first degree felony. 

Sommer McKnight was also charged with possession of marijuana weighing more than two ounces but less than four ounces, which is a Class A misdemeanor. Norman was charged with possession of marijuana weight less than two ounces, which is a Class B misdemeanor. 

Both are being held on $32,500 bond each. 

According to a Hays County arrest affidavit, a detective with the HCNTF executed a court ordered search and arrest warrant at a home in the 300 block of Tobin Drive in the Bradfield Park subdivision. 

After executing the warrant, the detective allegedly found in Sommer’s room a glass container of what he recognized was cocaine, according to the affidavit. The container held approximately 8 grams of cocaine, which according to the affidavit is a distributable amount. 

The detective also found containers of cocaine weighing less than one gram in Norman’s bedroom and in the kitchen. 

While searching through multiple rooms and common areas, glass and rubber containers were found with what the detective recognized as allegedly hashish or THC. Several butane canisters and alcohol soaked marijuana was also found during the search.

Several jars of what the detective believed was marijuana weighing between two and four ounces was allegedly found in Sommer’s bedroom. An amount of marijuana weighing less than two ounces was found in the living room determined to be accessed by Norman. 

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