Liquid weed: game room employee indicted for possession

Liquid weed: game room employee indicted for possession

A Port Arthur man arrested during a warrant search at a gaming site at 2680 Washington Blvd. in Beaumont was indicted Aug. 23 for possession of a controlled substance after police allegedly found a rubber ball containing “liquid weed” inside the man’s jacket.

The warrant search was conducted March 23. According to the probable cause affidavit signed by Beaumont Police Department Detective R. Freeman, investigators split open the rubber ball and discovered a gooey, brown substance originally thought to be heroin. Cuong Sieu Ly, 40, an employee at the game room, told the detectives it was not heroin but “liquid weed,” or liquid marijuana. The Jefferson County Crime Lab determined Ly wasn’t lying. The substance tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical compound in cannabis that creates its euphoric high.

Officers arrested Ly for possession of a controlled substance, a state jail felony. He faces 180 days to two years in state jail and fine up to $10,000. 

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