UPDATED: Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 1:40pm
Waco, Tx — A McLennan County Grand Jury indicted a Bosqueville man on two felony drug possession charges.
David Sirbasku, 48, is charged with possession of heroin and possession of methamphetamine.
Just barely a week after taking office, Sheriff Parnell McNamara took large strides to get drugs off the streets. Along with the Sheriff's Office, other agencies such as DPS, the then newly organized crime unit of the sheriff's office, and the criminal investigations and patrol division raided Sirbasku's Bosqueville home, uncovering what appeared to have been a large scale drug operation.
In early January, the Bosqueville home was raided, as officials searched for clues as to what led to 28-year-old Lauren Darby's death less than a week prior to the search. Inside the home, sheriff's deputies and DPS discovered and collected crystal meth, black tar heroin, heroin capsules and drug paraphernalia. A BMW was also seized from the property.
"The car was seized because we tied it to the drug operation," said Sheriff McNamara.
Officials arrested Sirbasku, who lives at the 8465 Rock Creek Road home, because he was in possession of drugs during the raid. Sirbasku was also at home when Darby died and reportedly called for help hours after she drowned in the tub. However, authorities haven't named Sirbasku as a suspect in Darby's death.
"There's nothing that leads us to believe that, but the death is a questionable death. And, it's still under investigation," said McNamara during an interview following the death of Darby in January 2013.
While there are no obvious signs of foul play, authorities are suspicious that the woman's death may be drug-related.
"When you see a young female, that age, or any age, matter of fact, that is deceased, and you believe it's drug related, it makes you sick," said McNamara.
Sirbasku posted a ten thousand dollar bond later that day. Then, a couple days later, authorities were called out to Sirbasku's home again, where they found Sirbasku and two other women with methamphetamine. Sirbasku was arrested again and bonded out the next day.