LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - On Tuesday, officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 33-year-old woman they had originally let go after the LPD Special Response Team executed a narcotics search warrant at a "trap" house in the 1500 block of Culverhouse Street on April 19 after authorities learned that the home was leased in her name.
The woman was charged with two drug-related felonies and a felony theft charge.
Audra Patrice Doggett, of Lufkin was booked into the Angelina County Jail Tuesday on a first-degree felony possession of marijuana between 4 ounces and 5 pounds in a school zone charge, a first-degree felony manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance charge, and a state-jail felony theft between $1,500 and 420,000 charge. She was released from the jail later that day after she posted a bail amount of $57,500.
According to the arrest affidavit, LPD detectives and members of the SRT executed a narcotics search warrant on the home in the 1500 block of Culverhouse Street on April 19. The investigation started after the Lufkin Police Department received information that drugs were being sold at the residence.
During the investigation, LPD detectives were able to identify several people who were selling drugs from the house.
"It appeared to detectives that [the home in the 1500 block of Culverhouse Street] was a 'trap' house, meaning the residence was primarily used to traffic narcotics and wasn't primarily used as a permanent residence," the affidavit stated.
The detectives and the SRT members detained and identified five people in all after the search warrant was executed. Two Lufkin men, Jerone Devare Jones, 37, and Jason Ryan Wood, 34, were arrested at the scene.
Doggett and another woman were released because they didn't have any charges at that time, the affidavit stated. The third individual was arrested on unrelated misdemeanor charges.
Police officers found $3,567 in cash in Jones' pants pocket, and they found another $776 in cash in Wood's pocket, the affidavit stated.
During the search, investigators found a large glass jar containing 7.76 ounces of marijuana packaged for sale hidden behind a false wall in the bathroom, the affidavit stated. The police also allegedly found 18.12 grams of crack cocaine in an air freshener dispenser, along with a $1 bill with methamphetamine in it near the couch and a clear plastic baggy full of cash in a coffee maker in the kitchen.
According to the affidavit, investigators also found digital scales with cocaine residue.
Five vehicles were found in the back yard. One of them as a red 2012 Kawasaki mule all-terrain vehicle that had the ignition punched out and could be started with a screwdriver, the affidavit stated. Further investigation revealed that the ATV had been stolen in Pasadena.
In addition, the LPD investigators also found several pieces of mail, including water and electric bills, in Doggett's name and others addressed to Jones, the affidavit stated. When one of the investigators talked to the property's owner, he found that the home was leased in Doggett's name.
The affidavit stated that Doggett was charged as well because she had "care custody" of the house and was on scene when the drug sales were conducted.
Jones was charged with three felonies - possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone, possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, and theft of property between $1,500 and $20,000. He was also charged with criminal non-support, no driver's license, and failure to maintain financial responsibility. He was released from the jail on May 9 after he posted a bail amount of $60,500.
Wood is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a first-degree felony possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance charge, a third-degree felony delivery of marijuana between 4 ounces and 5 pounds charge, a third-degree felony possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone charge, and a state-jail felony theft between $1,500 and $20,000 charge. Collectively, his bail amount has been set at $62,000.