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Palestine PD arrests 6 on drug charges

PALESTINE, May 1, 2013--The Palestine Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit has arrested six individuals as part of a large drug bust operation.

Wednesday, at 6:45 a.m., Police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 500 block of Variah Street. Police seized several ounces of marijuana, crack cocaine, synthetic marijuana (K2 type product), Ecstacy pills, Methamphetamine, cash, and paraphernalia.

Four males and one female were arrested at the scene.

In a separate incident, police received a tip that drugs were being transported into town. Officers performed a traffic stop at 7:50 a.m., on Church and Lacy Street, which resulted in the seizure of 2.5 pounds of marijuana, over 200 packages of synthetic marijuana, cash, and several bottles of PCP. Two suspects were arrested.

The names of the suspects are being held until they are arraigned by a judge.

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