SWAT Officers Break Up Drug Enterprise

What appears to be an elaborate drug enterprise in Angelina County is now out of business.   The sheriff's department and Hudson Police Department arrested nine people in a raid Thursday night.

The undercover bust happened at the American Motel on Highway 59 North in Lufkin.

Authorities arrested the people in three different rooms at the motel. Officers seized 25 grams of crack cocaine, surveillance equipment, a log book of previous drug transactions, and a police scanner.

The suspects had been under investigation for six to eight months. They are Trista Kilgore, Candice Rowe, Deborah Peterson, Sharon Minshew, Sharon Slaughter, David Howard, Demond McKelvey, James Porch, and Raymond Reppond.