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A Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy discovered 18 bottles of suspected codeine, a small amount of marijuana and a couple of colorful pills during a traffic stop on I-10 eastbound Aug. 19, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan. 

According to McLellan, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Brigitte Hazleton was working traffic on I-10 eastbound at about 12:30 p.m. when he stopped a silver Chrysler 300 at mile marker 847 for speeding.

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Jason Satchell

On August 16 at about 2:00 a.m., a Chambers County deputy observed a motorcycle operated in an unsafe manner, westbound on I-10 near FM 3180 in Chambers County, Sheriff Brian C. Hawthorne said in a release.

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Vernon S. Benoit

On August 15, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested former teacher, Vernon S. Benoit, 46, of Welsh, after a four month long investigation revealed he was videoing female students at high school football games, inside the mall, and in his classroom where he taught at a local high school in Calcasieu Parish.

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Following a recent series of violent incidents centered in the city of Beaumont, a federal grand jury in Jefferson County has indicted 32 individuals, many with alleged gang ties, on various charges, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston reported Aug. 15.

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Police arrested a Vidor man Aug. 14 after he reportedly struck a vehicle from behind, bolted from the scene of the accident and then assaulted a responding officer who followed a trail of car parts to find the fleeing suspect.

According to a report from the Vidor Police Department, a caller reported that while stopped at the intersection of Old Highway 90 East and the I-10 service road in his Ford F-150, a silver Nissan Versa struck his vehicle from behind and kept driving.

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