DEA & KPD Seize Large Amount of Spice

The Federal Drug Enforcement Agency and the Killeen Police Department worked together to seize a large amount of Spice in Copperas Cove.

Agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency and members of the Killeen Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit executed a federal search warrant on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Cove Smoke Shack located at 314 E. Avenue D. This warrant stemmed from a lengthy investigation into this business selling synthetic marijuana also known as K2 or Spice.

During the execution of the search warrant the agents detained and later arrested Richard Bruce Jr. charging him with Possession of a Controlled Substance; he was transported to the Killeen City Jail. The agents recovered just under $20,000 cash and 3964.74 grams (3 kilos) of Spice which has a street value of approximately $40,000.

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Richard Bruce Jr. was transported to Waco and released to the United States Marshals and arraigned in federal court by a United States Magistrate. Bruce has been released after posting bond.

This case continues to be investigated and information will be released as it becomes available.

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

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