Police arrest Beaumont man for drugs, resisting search

Police arrest Beaumont man for drugs, resisting search

Beaumont Police Department’s patrol officers arrested a 34-year-old Beaumont man shortly after 7:00 p.m. in the north end of Beaumont, but not without a struggle.

According to a news release, officers were dispatched to the Family Dollar store in the 2200 block of Gulf Street in reference to multiple suspicious people in the parking lot. Upon their arrival, the officers quickly detained two of the people involved. Officers were speaking to the third person, Juan R. Romero, who was sitting inside of his vehicle. Officers recognized the pungent odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and asked Romero to step out. Romero reportedly became belligerent and attempted to back his vehicle away from the officers. When the officers were able to make Romero stop his vehicle, they placed him in custody for resisting search.  

Once they did conduct a search, they did not find marijuana, but found other narcotics in his possession, BPD reports. Officer Tony Harding stated in the news release that Romero was found to be in possession of several grams of methamphetamine, in addition to hydrocodone pills. He was arrested for resisting search and for possession of a controlled substance, and subsequently booked into the Jefferson County Jail.

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