Drug bust at a residence near Lufkin playground nets 3 suspects
ANGELINA CO., TX (KTRE) – Angelina County Sheriff's deputies have put another alleged Meth dealer out of business for now. A mid-morning drug bust Thursday resulted in the arrest of 3 people in the 200 block of McHale street in Lufkin.
"As part of an on-going drug investigation, deputies had made several narcotics buys at the residence. This morning around 9:30 the investigation culminated in the arrest of three people," according to Sgt. Allen Hill, Angelina County Sheriff's department.
James Simmons, 34, was arrested and charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance and 2 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (first and second degree felony) within 1,000 feet of a park or playground.
Allen Dewayne Young, 28, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (first degree felony) within 1,000 feet of a park or playground.
Shirley Gammons Young, 48, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (first degree felony) within 1,000 feet of a park or playground.
Hill also noted that CPS took a young child believed to be about 3 years old into custody and later released the child to the mother who did not live at the raided residence.
Hill said investigators also confiscated several 'big rocks' of 'pink ice or strawberry quick,' which is the street name for crystal methamphetamine hydrochloride, a powerful synthetic stimulant drug meth. In addition, investigators said they found cash and materials typically used in meth production.
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