Meth seizure: DPS finds over two pounds of methamphetamine during traffic stop

Leonard Robinson

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) discovered more than two pounds of methamphetamine during an early morning traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Orange County on Nov. 16, reports DPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis. 

According to Davis, troopers observed a 2010 Dodge Charger traveling on the westbound access road of Interstate 10 near Highway 12 in Vidor at approximately 2 a.m. Troopers stopped the passenger vehicle because one of the brake lights was not working, she stated in a news release. The driver of the vehicle refused to provide identification and was placed under arrest for failure to identify.

While searching the vehicle following the arrest, troopers discovered 2.2 pounds of methamphetamine in the trunk of the Charger. Troopers contacted special agents with the department’s Criminal Investigation Division to assist with the seizure of the narcotics, and special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) provided additional assistance.

During the investigation, the driver was identified as Leonard Robinson, 30, of Beaumont. Robinson reportedly had several outstanding misdemeanor warrants and a felony warrant out of Jasper County for assault on a public servant.

Robinson has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance which is a first-degree felony. He was booked into the Orange County Jail. The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges could be filed.

Robinson's arrest and the subsequent criminal investigation was a collaborative effort between the Texas Highway Patrol, the Criminal Investigation Division of the DPS and the DEA.