Crowley pair arrested on synthetic marijuana charges - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Crowley pair arrested on synthetic marijuana charges

Leron Angel Jr. (Source: Crowley Police Department) Leron Angel Jr. (Source: Crowley Police Department)
Bethany Welch. (Source: Crowley Police Department) Bethany Welch. (Source: Crowley Police Department)
(Source: Crowley Police Department) (Source: Crowley Police Department)
CROWLEY, LA (KPLC) -

A Crowley duo has been arrested on synthetic marijuana charges, following an investigation by Crowley Police into narcotics activity at local hotels.

"We have been receiving information that local citizens have been renting hotel rooms to sell their illegal narcotics rather than selling it on the street. The belief is that the traffic at the hotel would blend in with those going to the hotel to make narcotics transactions," said Police Chief K.P. Gibson in a news release.

During the course of the investigation, officers made contact with 37-year-old Leron Angel Jr. and 19-year-old Bethany Welch at a local hotel. Officers observed packets of synthetic marijuana in plain view and detained the two suspects. 

Both were arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute synthetic marijuana. Angel Jr. was also charged with monies derived from drug proceeds.

The investigation led to the recovery of 61 packets of synthetic marijuana and an undisclosed amount of money.

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