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State District Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County accepted a jury verdict and sentenced John Toran, 40, to 25 years in prison on May 22, announced Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham.

Information presented in court indicates that on April 5, 2016, Beaumont Police Officers R. Dommert and C. Wier were conducting a routine traffic stop in Beaumont. John Toran, the defendant, was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Pursuant to a consensual search of the vehicle, the officers discovered 34 grams of concealed cocaine. 

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On Jan. 27, at about 1:15 p.m., Beaumont Police Department detectives with the narcotics unit executed a search and arrest warrant at a residence in the 3800 block of West Lynwood, BPD PIO Haley Morrow reported.

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Police in Beaumont arrested a Louisiana man and seized approximately 395 grams of dangerous narcotics during a traffic stop inthe 5400 block of Walden Road on Jan. 10, Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Officer Haley Morrow reports. 

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Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:10 am, Officers of the Beaumont Police Department, Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on IH-10 Eastbound, near mile marker 839.

Investigation revealed that approximately 4 kilos of cocaine were concealed inside the vehicle.

Hugo Garcia, a 27-year-old Houston man, and Emily Villareal, a 20-year-old Houston woman, were both placed under arrest and taken into federal custody.

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Deputies with the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force discovered approximately 3 kilos (6.6. pounds) of cocaine during a traffic stop Oct. 24, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Ronnie Miller

Friday, Aug. 5, at 7:45 a.m., Beaumont narcotics detectives executed a narcotics search and arrest warrant at an apartment in the 2100 block of McFaddin St. SWAT made entry into the house and secured three residents inside. Once the scene was secured, a search of the residence revealed powder cocaine, a small amount of marijuana, two handguns, and over $2,000 cash.

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Port Arthur resident Vanessa Ann Davis, 54, was indicted by the Jefferson County Grand Jury for intoxication manslaughter and two charges of aggravated assault on July 20, reports the Jefferson County District Attorney's office. The indictments stem from the fatal motor vehicle crash that resulted in the death of Pamela Fields, 51, also a resident of Port Arthur, and the injuries caused to the other passengers in Davis’ vehicle. 

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Eric Quinn
Whitney Jefferson

Police arrested two people while investigating a parked car after hours at Shangri La Park in Orange. Both were arrested for public intoxication and one on drug charges after investigators allegedly discovered crack cocaine inside the male suspect's pocket.

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A 59-year-old Orange man has been sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to possess crack cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales Feb. 17.

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Mauro Cano Moreno, 30, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, around 11:30 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies observed a white Volvo tractor trailer truck travelling eastbound failing to drive in a single lane. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on eastbound Interstate 10 near the 861 mile marker.

During the traffic stop, consent to search the vehicle was given; during the search of the vehicle, deputies located 60 bundles of cocaine determined to weigh about 132 pounds with an approximate street value of $4.8 million.

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