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Deputies arrest SFA students on pot charges

Jason Hignett mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Jason Hignett mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
William McKinney mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. William McKinney mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
BEAUMONT, TX (News Release) -

By Jeff Awtrey - email

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - Nacogdoches County deputies arrested two SFA students on marijuana charges after executing a search warrant on a Nacogdoches house Thursday afternoon.

Sheriff Thomas Kerss said his office received a complaint of the residence on East Main Street having a marijuana lab. He said deputies conducted the search warrant and found a hydroponic growth lab in the house, and enough evidence to arrest the two men.

Jason Don Hignett, 23, of Nacogdoches, and William Bradley McKinney, 21, of Houston are charged with misdemeanor offenses of possession of marijuana.

Kerss said he had hoped his office could make felony arrests.

"When you know you're dealing with someone selling marijuana, it depends on how much they sell before you search them," he said.

In the end, deputies gathered enough evidence to charge them with Class A Misdemeanor charges.

One of the men were actually arrested on the SFA campus, Kerss said. Law enforcement had him pulled out of class to arrest him.

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