updated 9:22 PM UTC, Jul 8, 2020

Three month drug investigation arrest, more to come

by Emily Waldrep

A three-month long investigation by Woodville Police Department has led to the arrest of one Tyler County drug dealer. Captain Mike McCulley reports that more arrests should be expected.

"Sergeant Jathan Borel has been working with confidential informants for the past two to three months in attempting to buy narcotics from previously identified drug dealers in the area," McCulley said. "On January 21, an arrest warrant was issued on one of the cases that Borel had been working on, and the defendant was arrested at his residence located on the 700th block of Mockingbird lane in Woodville."

Kendrick Jamal Kirkwood, age 25, of Woodville was served with a felony warrant that charged him with Delivery or Manufacture of a Controlled Substance. He was transported to jail without incident.

"This arrest warrant was issued as a result of an investigation into several individuals suspected to be involved in selling drugs in the area," McCulley said. "There are other arrests that will be forthcoming on other suspected drug dealers in the area."

McCulley said that support and knowledge from the community helps to drive investigations like this one, and that its important to stay in contact with local police regarding any drug related incidents.

"If anybody has any knowledge or suspicions of someone selling drugs please contact he Woodville police department. As always, names will be kept confidential and we are not obligated to reveal your name to anyone," McCulley said. "We are trying to actively seek out these people that are dealing drugs and we want to be as vigilant as we can be so that we can get them stopped."

If you suspect any drug related activity, don't hesitate to contact the Woodville Police Department or the Tyler County Sheriff's Department. As always, your name will be kept anonymous.

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