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Lufkin Police months-long drug investigation nets 2 arrests

Oliver Smith mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Oliver Smith mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Marquita Lampkin mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Marquita Lampkin mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - A months-long investigation into a drug case in Lufkin resulted in two arrests Thursday morning.

Oliver Charles Smith Jr., 29, of Lufkin, was arrested for the offense of delivery of a controlled substance, and for the offenses of possession of a controlled substance – crack cocaine and possession of a controlled substance – ecstasy. Marquita Monique Lampkin, 26, of Lufkin, is charged with possession of a controlled substance – crack cocaine and possession of a controlled substance – ecstasy.

Lufkin Police served the search warrant at 10 a.m. in the 400 block of Linden Street and recovered numerous items believed to be stolen property, possibly traded for drugs, as well as cash, crack cocaine and ecstasy, according to the report.

"Narcotics investigations are time-consuming but cases such as this show that it is time well spent," police spokesman Det. J.B. Smith said.

Police are now attempting to track down the owners of the stolen property.

"We don't always know whether a theft is drug-related, or not, but we can be certain that the property recovered won't be sold or traded for drugs," Smith said.

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