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Police arrest man accused of selling K2
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BEEVILLE – Police officers conducted a raid on a home in the 1100 block of North Avenue E Monday and arrested a 36-year-old man for drug possession.

Police Chief Joe Treviño said BPD detectives and narcotics officers took part in the investigation and later participated in the 4 p.m. raid.

The suspect, Michael Villarreal, was charged with the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, less than one gram, and possession of a controlled substance.

The first charge is a state jail felony, punishable by up to two years in a state jail facility and a fine of as much as $10,000, if the defendant is convicted.

The second charge is a Class B misdemeanor. If convicted of that charge, Villarreal could be fined $2,000 and could be sentenced to 180 days in the Bee County Jail.

Treviño said officers found a small amount of synthetic marijuana in the residence.

The drug, called “K2” or “spice,” is unlawful to possess by an ordinance passed by the City Council.

Sgt. Jason Alvarez led the raid on the house and made the arrest. The chief said officers are hitting establishments which sell the substance.

K2 is reported to lead to hallucinations similar to those caused by smoking marijuana, and the substance has been known to cause health problems in users.

Villarreal was taken to the Bee County Jail where he was later released on a combined $2,000 in bonds.
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