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updated 2:43 PM UTC, May 24, 2019

'K2' use still a problem in Tyler County

by Emily Waldrep

According to Captain Mike McCulley of the Woodville Police Department, officers have observed increased illegal drug activity over the past months. One type of drug that seems to be showing up in the area a lot more is synthetic Marijuana, or as some may hear it called, K-2 or Kush.

"This drug is still being sold in the Houston area and dealers are able to purchase it there with little or no problems," McCulley said. "Its packaging is intended for the use of Potpourri or incense but on the street its sold as illegal drugs."

According to McCulley, an arrest was made related to K-2 in Tyler County on June 26.

Officer Zachary was patrolling in the 500 blk of Cobb Mill Rd. at approximately 4 a.m., when he observed a vehicle in a private drive with its interior light on. Officer Zachary also observed the driver's side door open. Upon investigation Officer Zachary saw a male subject in the driver's seat that appeared to be asleep. He also saw items of Drug Paraphernalia laying in the floorboard at the driver's feet. The paraphernalia included the drug known as K-2 or Kush.

After the Officer awoke the driver and spoke to him, the driver acknowledged that he knew about the illegal substance in his vehicle.

The driver was arrest for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was identified as Alexander D. Rigsby, age 26 of Woodville.

"After Rigsby was secured, a subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered a container with several bags of the illegal substance," McCulley said. "Also in the container was other Drug Paraphernalia commonly used for the sell and delivery of the illegal substance."

Approximately 100 grams of the illegal substance K-2 or Kush was seized. Rigsby was also charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 2, more than 4 less than 400 grams. This offense is a Felony in the 1st Degree.

Woodville Municipal Court Judge Judith Haney set Rigsby's bond at $100,000. As always Officers invites the public's assistance providing any information that will identify and locate these individual's involved in illegal drug activity. And you will not be obligated to give your name.

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