Liquid meth: Beaumont police discover drugs during traffic stop

Ernesto Izaguirre, Susana Escalante-Visinais and Juan C. Chavira-Guerrero

Beaumont police officers arrested three Georgia residents after discovering millions of dollars worth of liquid methamphetamine hidden inside soda cans and bouncing balls during a traffic stop on I-10 near 11th Street May 10.

Sgt. James Cody Guedry reports, officers of the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) stopped a red Chevrolet van for a traffic violation at close to 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. When conducting a search of the vehicle, investigators located 24.4 kilos of liquid methamphetamine concealed inside 12-ounce cans and clear bouncing balls. 

According to Guedry, the investigation revealed the three occupants of the van were traveling from Mexico back to the state of Georgia. The suspects were identified as Ernesto Izaguirre, 41; Juan C. Chavira-Guerrero, age 37; and Susana Escalante-Visinais, age 62, all of Georgia The three were arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Jail for felony possession of a controlled substance. 

"This type of narcotic can be detrimental to our society and we are working with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Homeland Security & Immigration (HSI) for future federal prosecution of this case," said Guedry.