Deputies stopping "a speeder" on the interstate found 57 grams of suspected ecstasy and a stolen handgun May 17, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

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Wednesday, May 16, at 10:40 a.m., Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Brigitte Hazleton stopped a speeder on I-10 for multiple violations. When she approached the car, she smelled the odor of marijuana. The two occupants admitted that they had just smoked weed prior to the stop.

A search of the vehicle yielded an AK-47 with a loaded 30 round magazine of 7.62x39mm ammunition. The driver, 22-year-old Daterrius Alexander of Houston, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He has a previous felony conviction out of Bell County.

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Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested two suspects after responding to a report from a contractor who saw suspicious activity while working at a Northwest Forest residence in the county, just off Tram Road. 

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) authorized more than $27.7 million in flood mitigation assistance grants, including $4,108,561 for elevation projects in Bevil Oaks. That’s more money than was devoted to any other single project.

The city of Orange will receive $244,696 for acquisition projects, and Hardin County will get $2,721,501.96 for acquisition projects.

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An auto-pedestrian accident in on Main Street in Vidor sent a 59-year-old woman to a local hospital in critical condition, Vidor Police Department (VPD) Chief Rod Carroll reports. 

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