Paris man was selling synthetic marijuana from his residence, police say

Geno Ethan Allen

Geno Ethan Allen

Geno Ethan Allen, 24, of Paris was arrested Thursday and charged with manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance — a first-degree felony — after Paris police officers found evidence he was selling synthetic marijuana.

Police department spokesman Curtis Garrett said police officers made the discovery after going to a residence in the 400 block of Bonham Street about 3 p.m. Thursday to check on the welfare of a person.

Officers made contact with Allen at the residence and located alarge bag of synthetic marijuana and evidence he was selling it, Garrett said.

Allen was later transferred to the Lamar County Jail.

Paris police officers responded to 98 calls on Thursday, resulting in the arrests of seven individuals, Garrett said.

By Charles Richards, eParisExtra


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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.