The News

DEA logo

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) collected almost 366 tons of prescription medication during its most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 22. Local DEA Agent Tim Duriso said in Southeast Texas, a whopping 600 pounds of prescription meds were collected.

shadow

“I truly believe we are fighting for the heart and soul of our country,” Jefferson County Democratic Chairman Cade Bernsen said of the passion he has for getting out the vote in the Nov. 8 General Election. “This is a defining moment for the future of America.”

shadow

Chad “Pimp C” Butler’s lyrical prowess and musical genius may have landed him awards, accolades, the respect of fellow artists and chart-topping hits alongside the likes of Jay-Z and longtime partner Bun B, but according to courtroom testimony from the late rapper’s widow, what it didn’t land him was any money.

shadow

This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating five fugitives wanted for drug charges.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting potentially dangerous dope dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes each week in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

shadow

A horse died of gunshot wounds that became infected, Beaumont Animal Services reports, and police are searching for the shooter.

A Beaumont Animal Control officer was called to the 1000 block of Pollard Street just off Pine Street on Beaumont north side to check on an injured horse Monday, Oct. 24. The officer found a one-year-old buckskin filly with what appeared to be .22 caliber bullet holes in two places on the right rear buttocks. The complainant told officers that the injury possibly occurred Sunday, Oct. 23.

shadow