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In his latest effort to protect Texans from the scourge of dangerous synthetic drugs, Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit Jan. 18 against the Dallas convenience store Hi Flamez and its owner, Mohamed Bakr, to stop the sale of synthetic cannabinoids.

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Issac Lynn Williams

On Jan. 18, Attorney General Ken Paxton commended the human trafficking unit of his office for its work to help apprehend a suspect who fled the country after he was charged with using Backpage.com for sex trafficking of a teenage girl in Texas.

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On Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 2:45 p.m., Beaumont Police Department Special Assignment Unit officers conducted a traffic stop in the 2500 block of 10th Street, BPD PIO Haley Morrow reported.

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Damarcus Deshun McGhee

Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6:27 p.m., officers responded to The Anchor Church, at 6655 Highway 105, in reference to a male who stated he’d been shot in the face, Officer Carol Riley reported.

The subject, a 26-year-old Port Arthur man, had what appeared to be a single, small-caliber gunshot wound to his face. He told officers he was at theapartments on Alpine Circle when the incident occurred. He was transported by Beaumont EMS to St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

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Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 12:29 p.m., Beaumont Police officers responded to the 4400 block of Magnolia Street in reference to a major vehicle crash, BPD Officer Haley Morrow reported.

There were two vehicles involved in the crash, a red Chevy Camaro and a green Cadillac Deville. The driver of the green Cadillac Deville died as a result of her injuries; she is identified as Linda Ramsey, a 75-year-old Beaumont woman.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, and no charges have been filed at this time.

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