Friday morning (5/21), Special Agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) along with Troopers from the Texas Highway Patrol served a search warrant in Angelina County at a residence on FM 706.  The search warrant came as a result of a lengthy criminal investigation into alleged drug distribution in the area.


A media release reported that Department of Public Safety Special Agents arrested Deshay Lynn Melton, 19, and Dillon Cody Martinez, 25. Both list their residences in the Lufkin area. Melton and Martinez were transported to the Angelina County Jail later on Friday.

Deshay Lynn Melton was arrested and charged with abandoning or endangering a child, which is a state jail felony, she was given a $5,000 bond. Dillon Cody Martinez was arrested and charged with the manufacture or delivery of a substance in penalty group 1, a second-degree felony.  No other details were released concerning the welfare of the child that was referenced to in the media release.

Friday morning, there were second hand and indirect reports from the public of a 'loud boom' that was heard near the intersection of Highway 103 West and Farm to Market Road 706, more specifically near Bobbitt Road which is located just in between the Central Youth Baseball Fields and Highway 69 north of Lufkin.  As of this time, there is no indication as to whether or not the noise was related to this incident.

The Department of Public Safety is reporting that this remains an ongoing investigation. Once more details are released, we will report them as a follow up to this story.  You can also keep up with breaking news updates by downloading our free KICKS 105 App.

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