Two Plead Guilty In Federal Court

The owner of Jake’s Fireworks in Nederland and a second man have pleaded guilty to federal

drug trafficking charges. 35-year old Jake Daugherty, of Nederland, pleaded guilty to conspiracy

to posses with intent to distribute a date rate drug over the internet to an unauthorized purchaser.

48-year old Kip Daugherty, of Vidor pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a

controlled substance analog. Both men face up to 20 years in federal prison. A 2018

investigation led the DEA to Jake’s Fireworks on Twin City Highway in Nederland where the

nationwide illegal activity was taking place. Several others were arrested.

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