Omaree’s stepfather arrested for selling meth to cop

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque police have arrested Omaree Varela’s stepfather again.

Police say Steve Casaus sold meth to an undercover cop last night.

They say Casaus had $17,000 in cash, a lot of meth, and a gun on him.

Police had been looking of him after he didn’t show up to court last month for a drunk driving charge and police say they also found cocaine, pot, and heroin in his car.

His wife, Synthia Varela-Casaus, is charged with kicking to death her 9-year old son Omaree in December.

Casaus has not been charged in that case but a police report says he told officers he heard the attack going on.

His role in the boy’s death is still being investigated. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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