Search warrant reveals meth, guns and stolen property

James Pruzek and Rhonda Bryan

July 21, 2018 at approximately 7:18 a.m. the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force and the sheriff’s SWAT Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 7064 Hillebrandt Road in Beaumont.

The Narcotics Task Force had been conducting an investigation in reference to methamphetamine being sold from inside the residence. The Task Force also received information that stolen property was inside the residence.

The SWAT team secured the residence and the occupants, identified as James Pruzek and Rhonda Bryan. The detectives searched the residences and found a large amount of methamphetamine in the toilet. Three loaded handguns and one rifle were also found inside the residences.

In addition to the drugs and guns found inside the residence, two stolen motorcycles, a stolen utility trailer, a stolen four-wheeler, and a stolen welding machine were found. There were also serial numbers that had been removed from a number of items as well. All the stolen items, along with the ones with removed serial numbers, were taken by the Auto Theft Task Force.

Pruzek and Bryan were transported to the Jefferson County Jail. Pruzek was booked in for possession of controlled substance, tampering with evidence, and possession of firearm by a felon and Bryan was booked in for possession of controlled substance.

A total of 6.37 ounces of crystal methamphetamine and 2 pounds of liquid methamphetamine were seized from the residence.

The investigation on this residence was generated from concerned citizens making complaints and reporting suspicious activity.

— JCSO

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