SAN MARCOS, Texas – Hays County District Attorney Kelly Higgins announced that on November 7, 2023, Janelle Cano pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Deliver of Fentanyl, an “enhanced” 1st Degree Felony, and Possession with Intent to Deliver of Heroin, a 1st Degree Felony.
In March 2023, Cano was driving with her two small children when she was pulled over for unauthorized use of temporary tag. During the traffic stop, Cano provided consent to deputies to search her vehicle and a K9 Unit investigated. As a result, various narcotics were discovered including 211.52 grams of fentanyl. The fentanyl pills were in the form of blue round “M30” pills and colored rectangular pills meant to resemble Xanax.
Cano was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on both counts. As part of her plea agreement, counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver of Methamphetamine and two counts of Endangering a Child were dismissed.
This case was investigated by Det. Christopher Adams and Det. Adam Krueger. The prosecutor for this case was Assistant District Attorney Sean Szlachtowski.
Hays County District Attorney Kelly Higgins expressed his appreciation to the officers for their work, noting that any seizure of fentanyl is a public health victory for Hays County’s residents. “Where fentanyl is concerned, our office can be expected to seek lengthy prison sentences in every case.”
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