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Jacinto City Police make felony drug raid

Jacinto City Police confiscated these drugs and drug paraphenalia at the raid at an apartment complex in the city. Also confiscated was a motorcycle and auto used in the transport of drugs, according to Chief Ayala.
Jacinto City Police confiscated these drugs and drug paraphernalia at the raid at an apartment complex in the city. Also confiscated was a motorcycle and auto used in the transport of drugs, according to Chief Ayala.

Jacinto City, TX — September 21, 2016 / Jacinto City’s Police Chief Joe Ayala says his officers obtained information of illegal drug activity in an apartment complex located in the city.

Upon investigating and determining there was illegal drug activity a search warrant was issued for the apartment involved.

Jacinto City police executed the search warrant and found both meth and marijuana packaged for selling along with visible signs that illegal drugs were being consumed there too.

Subjects taken into custody and charged for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth) are identified as; Douglas L. Dodson, Leslie Staton and Robert A. Addison. Others arrested and charged for Possession Drug Paraphernalia in connection with the raid was Kelly Stringfellow, Rasalyn Davis and Shelley Steward. A motorcycle and vehicle were seized which were used in the delivery and transfer of narcotics.

Methamphetamine – also known as ‘Meth’ – is a chemical-based drug that can be created from a variety of toxic chemicals that are considered to be deadly upon human ingestion. Meth has been held responsible for a variety of crimes, changes in behavior, injuries, and deaths resulting from its usage; Meth is considered to be one of the most addictive drugs currently in circulation.

Meth is a psycho-stimulant of the phenethylamine and amphetamine class of psychoactive substances; when ingested or taken, Meth increases alertness, concentration, energy levels, and in high doses, can induce euphoric feelings and enhance self-esteem.

As a result of its use the side effects meth has is a high potential for abuse and addiction; the drug activates the psychological reward system by triggering a cascading release of dopamine in the brain.

Chief Ayala says he wants citizens to provide him with suspicions of illegal drug activity in their neighborhood and says their identity will be kept strictly confidential.

Ayala says he encourages citizens to come out on National Night Out October 4th and meet their neighbors so they can work together in the prevention of crime. Citizens can come by the police station or city hall for a list of the addresses where formal events and free food will be provided.