Convicted San Marcos fentanyl dealer sentenced to 120 months in prison

Investigators say Thayer had been purchasing fentanyl pills from other dealers in and around Hays County for personal use and for selling. He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl on December 21, 2023. 

On Monday, April 29, Thayer was sentenced to 120 months, equivalent to 10 years, in prison for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, according to the release. A report by the Hays Free Press say before his arrest, Thayer was believed to have been involved in the overdose of 15-year-old Noah Rodriguez, who was a sophomore at Johnson High School in Buda. 

The release stated that Thayer’s co-defendant, Anthony Perez Rios, has also pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing fentanyl. He remains in federal custody and is scheduled to be sentenced on May 23, according to a news release. 

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the San Marcos Police Department investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gabriel Cohen prosecuted the case.

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