An Odessa couple was arrested on drug charges recently after several people who had overdosed on fentanyl-laced pills told police they’d purchased the pills from one of the teenagers.
According to an Odessa Police Department report, officers received information that Chris Vilchis Sanchez, 18, was on Instagram and selling fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills known as M30s. The overdose victims told officers they’d bought the pills they overdosed on from Sanchez, who was known to drive an orange Volkswagen Beetle owned by Alyssa Marie Ontiveros, 19.
On July 23, an officer spotted the VW and a pursuit ensued between Sanchez, the officer and officers from other law enforcement agencies, the report stated. Eventually, Sanchez came to a stop in the 3100 block of North Hancock.
Officers found M30 pills in the car along with two handguns, cocaine, a THC vape pen and $1,800 cash, the report stated. They found more M30 pills and marijuana at the couple’s residences on East 67th Street and West Murphy.
Ontiveros, who was in the car, admitted to helping Sanchez sell drugs and to allowing him to use her vehicle to distribute them throughout Odessa, according to the report.
The couple were arrested on suspicion of manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of marijuana. Sanchez was also arrested on suspicion of evading arrest in a motor vehicle.
Sanchez remained in the Ector County jail Monday on surety bonds totaling $122,000. Ontiveros remained in custody on surety bonds totaling $77,000.