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Investigation leads to six drug arrests

DALLAS -- What started out as an investigation into an unfounded kidnapping reported in Falls City ended in six people being arrested on drug charges Friday in Dallas.

July 17, 2013

DALLAS -- What started out as an investigation into an unfounded kidnapping reported in Falls City ended in six people being arrested on drug charges Friday in Dallas.

Investigating the reported kidnapping, Polk County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Dustin Newman was led to a residence in the 1300 block of Southeast Holman Avenue, where he found several small children sleeping inside and the home reeking of marijuana.

The discovery led to a search warrant being issued for the home in the early morning hours Friday.

Deputies, assisted by officers from the Dallas Police Department, found the six adult occupants of the home were in the process of cooking marijuana into a concentrated form.

Four children were found in the house and taken into custody by the Department of Human Services.

Officers found two pounds of marijuana at the residence. The Polk County Interagency Narcotics Team is continuing the investigation and more charges may be pending.

Those arrested were:

* Angelina Rakestraw, 27, on charges of possession of more than four ounces of marijuana, unlawful manufacture of marijuana, and two failure to appear warrants.

* Bonnie Mata, 28, on charges of possession of more than four ounces of marijuana, unlawful manufacture of marijuana, four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, and four counts of child neglect.

* Richard Jacobson, 25, on charges of possession of more than four ounces of marijuana and unlawful manufacture of marijuana.

* Nicole Hight, 30, on charges of possession of more than four ounces of marijuana and unlawful manufacture of marijuana.

* Daniel Goodwin, 26, on charges of possession of more than four ounces of marijuana, unlawful manufacture of marijuana and a parole warrant.

* Monique Somora, 28, on charges of possession of more than four ounces of marijuana, unlawful manufacture of marijuana, and two counts of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.

A 16-year-old boy found at the scene was also taken into custody as a runaway and on a probation violation.

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