The News

Officers with the Beaumont Police Department Criminal Interdiction Unit discovered 71 bottles of the dangerous drug Promethazine during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 Jan. 5, reports Officer Haley Morrow. 

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports Ricky D. Smith, the man reported missing in Orange County since the early morning hours of Jan. 1, was found safely at home yesterday evening, Jan. 4.

OCSO Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi said at 11 p.m. on Jan. 4 that Smith was safe at the Orange County residence where he is staying.

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The left lane of I-10 westbound in Orange from FM 3247 to Adams Bayou will be closed tonight from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. to make repairs, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre reported in an email Jan 4.

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UPDATE 1/5 at 10:55 a.m.: The Smith Road overpass over I-10 is now open, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre reports.

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On Jan. 4, shortly after 9 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a reported house fire at the corner of Harding Drive and Woodlawn Avenue, Beaumont Fire and Rescue Captain Brad Penisson reported.

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