From Lufkin Police
LUFKIN, TX - The Street Crimes Unit arrested four people Thursday while continuing its investigation into a synthetic marijuana (also known as K2) distribution ring.
Andrew Dodd, 34, Loreeka Dodd, 39, Riley Arnold, 28, and Devantee Ryans, 23, all of Lufkin, were taken into custody on warrants following a raid on the Dodds' home at 119 Shady Bend Drive.
Andrew Dodd: three traffic warrants and two failure to appear warrants; Loreeka Dodd: two traffic warrants and one parent contributing to failure to attend school warrant; Arnold: theft warrant; and Ryans: two traffic warrants.
The Special Response Team initially detained six people, including the four arrested, and released two after finding they did not have warrants.
Investigators then searched the home and found packets of K2, which appeared to be for personal use, along with evidence that will assist them in an ongoing investigation which began last month, according to Street Crimes Unit Sgt. Travis Strickland.
"Some people are buying the K2 and then mixing things with the chemicals that are already in it to make their own signature style," Strickland said. "Unfortunately there are 19- to 20-year-old people who are living in nursing homes now because of adverse reactions to it."
Street Crimes Unit Sgt. Travis Strickland said he expects additional charges to be filed in the case.
"Just because we ran a search warrant doesn't mean that it's the end of the investigation," he said. "It just means we're in the beginning or midway through, so there is still a lot of work to do yet."