Marshals searching for undocumented woman who dealt meth, cocaine
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force says an undocumented drug dealer has been off the radar for years. Now, they are doing all they can to find her.
According to indictment documents, Crystal Jaimes is known to deal large amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine.
The investigation into her connections to the drug trade began in 2008. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) looked into the case, which resulted in Jaimes’ indictment and that of 43 others.
“It's very hard to kind of stay off that radar when you know so many people of so many people may know of you,” said U.S. Deputy Marshal Brandon Filla.
the warrant for her arrest was issued in 2011 but authorities have not been able to find her since. Because so much time has gone by, the U.S. Marshals believe she might still be dealing.
“Their pattern doesn't really change,” Filla said.
Jaimes is from Mexico, which creates a possibility that she's on the other side of the border.
“She knows that that immediate safe haven would possibly be in Mexico,” Filla said.
But they also fear that the elapsed time could have given her the opportunity to return to Central Texas. Authorities say she could be in Williamson County, Travis County or as far south as Hays County.
“A lot of times they get comfortable and they come back possibly to Texas, where she has those Austin ties,” Filla said.
Jaimes could have changed physically over the years, but the Task Force believes that her drug trafficking habits are harder to change.
“One thing that doesn't change is their relationship with people,” Filla said.
If you have any information on her whereabouts call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 512-800-4213.