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Man indicted in largest Spice seizure

Charged with intent to deliver 400 grams or more

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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 4:30 am

BELTON — A Bell County grand jury indicted a Killeen man Wednesday in what will be the biggest prosecution against synthetic marijuana in the county’s history.

Anthony Joseph, the 43-year-old owner of the Rancier Avenue business Smoke Shack, was indicted on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, 400 grams or more.

Joseph’s charge was upgraded to a first-degree felony because of a 1998 conviction of possession of cocaine.

On Sept. 28, Killeen police seized more than 50 packs of synthetic marijuana commonly known as Spice or K-2.

Court documents stated Joseph was selling the banned substance from his drive-through business.

In total, police took in 775 grams of the substance, after finding more than 500 grams hidden inside a microwave at the business and other individually wrapped packages.

The packs were marked with product names such as Cherry Blast Spice, Blue Jay Spice and Kush, an arrest affidavit stated.

Though the county prosecuted cases of drug possession involving Spice, First Assistant District Attorney Murff Bledsoe said Joseph’s case is the largest Spice seizure since it was outlawed.

If convicted, Joseph could face up to life in prison.

The grand jury also returned indictments against the following:

  • Shannon Norwood Hickey, 35, of Killeen, on a charge of forgery by passing.
  • Exavier Rhysen Ruffin, 30, of Killeen, on a charge of assault on a public servant.
  • Jeremy Ryan Nicely, 30, of Copperas Cove, on a charge of possession of heroin, less than 1 gram.
  • Enfrain Francisco Castillo, 24, of Temple, on a charge of possession of metamphetamine, 1 gram or more.
  • Roxanne Alexis Alcozer, 25, of Killeen, on a charge of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, 4 grams or more.
  • Michael Lewis Enriquez, 28, of Killeen, on a charge of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, 4 grams or more.
  • Joseph Marquist Davis, 22, of Killeen, on a charge of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, 4 grams or more.
  • Prudence Shakar Russ, 24, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram.
  • Jay Curtis Slayton, 43, of Holland, on two charges of theft over $1,500.
  • Zane Monroe Lopez, 22, of Belton, on a charge of burglary of a habitation.
  • Joseph Edward Booth, 50, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of cocaine, 1 gram or more.
  • Tony Lynn McPherson, 26, of Salado, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram.
  • Cordell Gossett, 23, of Temple, on a charge of assault by strangulation.
  • Dennis James Williams, 33, of Temple, on a charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle.
  • Keinatia Desmonay Brown, 22, of Temple, on a charge of burglary of a habitation.
  • Michael Easter Jr., 23, of Temple, on a charge of possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram.
  • Moniquaile Tyrone Lawrence, 26, of Temple, on a charge of possession of cocaine, 1 gram or more.
  • Steve Scott Jackson Jr., 27, of Temple, on counts of tampering with physical evidence and possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram.
  • William Jake Edmondson, 33, of Little River, on a charge of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, 4 grams or more.
  • Antonio Antron Smith, 32, of Temple, on a charge of possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram.
  • Donald Therall Anderson, 40, of Killeen, on a charge of burglary of a building.
  • Antonio Monquil Mitchell, 34, of Killeen, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
  • Steven Quan Lamar Washington Jr., 22, of Killeen, on a charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle.
  • Hanif Jamal Merchant, 46, of Killeen, on two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, 1 gram or more.
  • Dolores Jane Cruz, 47, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram.
  • James Demarcus Tillmon, 24, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of marijuana, 5 pounds or less.
  • Steven Wesley Gore, 48, of Temple, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more.
  • Andrew Justin Medina, 24, of Troy, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more.
  • Isaac Luna, 21, of Temple, on a charge of assault with previous conviction.

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2 comments:

  • smokesspiceallday posted at 12:19 am on Fri, Feb 22, 2013.

    smokesspiceallday Posts: 2

    I swear this world is so crooked an dirty rich will get away with it all an poor fall look at the bell county sherriffs office eddy lang an danny neic cought up in lies an worng doings they arent locked up for tampering with state documents yets hes free an still lying an cheating the bell counry people

     
  • smokesspiceallday posted at 12:13 am on Fri, Feb 22, 2013.

    smokesspiceallday Posts: 2

    He was providing a usefull product an yall mad cuz yall didnt have yalls hand in cookie jar i mean fir real i no dr who perform brain surgery. Stoned i no personaly cuz i smoked wuth them right be for or cops ive seen by meth an eat a whole 30 sack of meth. An swollow while driving belton police car an carring a gun or school teacs who smoke out an teach your kids or best of all law that allows u to drink an drive