Search warrant nets two arrests, 433 grams of meth


Local, state and federal law officers arrested two people Wednesday in Bacliff after executing warrants and seizing more than 430 grams of methamphetamine, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.

Herbert Bacaj Goeler, 22, of Texas City, was charged with manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance of more than 400 grams in a school drug-free zone and felon in possession of a firearm, officials said. His bond is set at $500,000, officials said.

Payton Leanne Dominy, 18, of Bacliff, was charged with manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance of more than 400 grams in a school drug-free zone, officials said. Her bond is set at $20,000, officials said.

The sheriff’s office Special Crimes Unit, aided by the U.S. Marshal’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety, among others, executed search and arrest warrants at a residence in the 4200 block Sevan Street, officials said. Officers seized three handguns, more than $2,700 and 433 grams, almost a pound, of methamphetamine, officials said.

The residence was within 1,000 feet of a school, thus upgrading the charges, officials said.

— Matt deGrood

Woman arrested for trespassing at Santa Fe High School

A 23-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday morning on criminal trespassing charges at Santa Fe High School, officials said.

Haley Zieber, of Santa Fe, was accused of entering the high school and failing “to comply with security procedures,” said Patti Hanssard, assistant super-intendent for human resources and public relations.

“She’s not a parent, she’s not a student, she had no reason for being there,” Hanssard said.

Zieber wasn’t armed and there was no indication she intended to do harm to anyone on campus, according to a written statement provided by the school.

Zieber graduated from Santa Fe High School, according to her social media profiles.

She was booked into Galveston County Jail on $1,000 bond.

— Aaron West

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