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Raymond Patrick Johnson, a City of Port Arthur Water Department employee assigned to the Water Distribution Department, was formally charged by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office with one third-degree felony count of theft of metal by a public servant and subsequently arrested March 18.

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Methamphetamine

A "routine traffic stop" ended with the seizure of approximately 80 pounds of methamphetamine in Jasper County on March 17, reports the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.

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In a statement, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre warned motorists that I-10 would remained closed indefinitely subsequent to recent flooding until repairs have been made to the roadway.

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A woman who admitted being high on "Woo," which police identified as a synthetic marijuana blend, and her male companion were arrested after allegedly arguing in the open street during the mandatory evacuation in east Orange on March 17, reports Officer Stephen Ward of the Orange Police Department.

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Police report that a burglary suspect attempting to break into a house in Orange was at the hospital receiving medical treatment March 15 after the homeowner of the residence fought back against the imprudent intruder. 

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