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The Smoke Exchange’s Facebook page says the company sells vape mods, hand pipes, cigarettes, clothes, munchies and more.

The Killeen police department alleges the “more” is drugs.

On Friday, a search warrant led to the discovery of over 4 pounds of drugs, according to an affidavit for arrest.

Travis Allen Pereira, 29. was arraigned on a charge of possession of marijuana, 5 pounds or less but more than 4 ounces Friday at 11:55 p.m., according to an affidavit for arrest.

Pereira told police while in custody Friday night that he’s the owner of The Smoke Exchange.

Police got a search warrant to search both The Smoke Exchange, at 3301 East Rancier Ave., and Pereira’s home in the 2600 block of Lake Road on Feb. 9.

Officers broke down the front door of the shop, according to the affidavit, and two other men inside the shop were detained along with Pereira.

When they searched the shop, officers found 4.6 grams of THC in oil form, over 4 pounds of marijuana in plant form, and 4.5 grams of cocaine in a cooler, the affidavit said.

Police also found “several loaded handguns” throughout the store, they said.

Police then executed the search warrant for Pereira’s home. There, another 2.25 pounds of marijuana in plant form was found, along with more THC oil as well as butane canisters.

Aubrey Rose Cox, 21, was also arrested on possession of marijuana charges. Cox shares a bedroom with Pereira, according to the affidavit, and was pulled over for running a stop sign near the shop.

She was searched, and marijuana was found, police said.

Pereira was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke, and held on $50,000 bond. Cox was arraigned by Cooke and held on $20,000 bond.

In a separate case, Jerome Anthony Riley, 30, was arraigned on a charge of burglary of a home with the intent to commit assault, according to the affidavit.

He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown, and held on $2,000 bond.

254-501-7552 | sullivan@kdhnews.com

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