Lakeway Police catch dealer selling to child

In Lakeway, a 19-year-old man is accused of trying to sell a bag of marijuana to a 12-year-old child.
This comes just a few months after the Rollingwood Police Department caught dealers who were selling to high school kids.

Just last week, a concerned mother's intuition is what led her to call police. She saw text messages on her son's phone about meeting with a drug dealer. Police say 19-year-old-Reid Noak met with the woman's 12-year-old son at Dragon Park in Lakeway and tried to sell him $175 worth of marijuana.

An officer texted Noak the meeting place, posing as the child. That's when police caught him. The Lakeway Police Department declined to talk at this time.

A few months ago, Rollingwood police had their own battle to keep drugs out of the hands of kids.

"A male and a female both in their 20's who were supplying a major pipeline of narcotics into the Westlake area," Det. Joel Martin, Rollingwood Police Department, said.

Officers say they got a tip that a 20-year-old was selling drugs to Westlake High School students.

"Throughout our investigation we found out that the individuals were bringing marijuana back from Mexico and they were making it back to Austin," Martin said.

Through a confidential informant they were able to get probable cause for a search warrant. The suspect later turned himself in. Police arrested the woman they believe was helping the suspect.

"We were able to interrupt the pipeline at the suspect's home the day after he got back from Mexico," Martin said.

The war on drugs may be far from over, but in the wake of both cases happening close together, they hope the public can help them sniff out anything out of the ordinary, and keep the most vulnerable group of the population, away from drugs.

“If you're going to mess with any of the kids in Westlake, if you're going to be a drug dealer in the area, we're going to come get you," Martin said.

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