drugs

During a not-so-happy hour at a Beaumont bar, a local man’s truck was stolen from the parking lot while he was inside.

Police say, as is the case with many car thefts and other varying crime in the city, it could be drug-related since car thieves and other drug users are prone to trading vehicles for drugs, a practice so common it has become known in some circles as “a rock for a ride.”

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Police in Beaumont arrested a felon in possession of a firearm and evading arrest after the man fled during a traffic stop June 1, reports Officer Haley Morrow.

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While following up on complaints from neighbors, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Officers executing a search warrant at the Hillcrest Apartment in Nederland discovered large amounts of hydrocodone and synthetic marijuana, along with more than $13,000 in currency and multiple weapons, reports Captain Crystal Holems.

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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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In a news release April 17, Pinehurst Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III said, "Easter grass was not the only kind found on Easter Sunday in Pinehurst."

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A 35-year-old Kirbyville man with a lengthy criminal history has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston on March 31.

McGee Lamar Falcon pleaded guilty on Oct. 16, 2016, to conspiracy to distribute and possess methamphetamine and was sentenced Friday to 204 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone.

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Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting potentially dangerous dealers and users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner features a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes here each week.

1. Nathaniel Lee Allemang is a 22-year-old white male wanted for possession of controlled substance – $100,000 bond; unlawfully carrying a weapon – $2,000 bond; and possession of marijuana – $1,000 bond.

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The Jefferson County Narcotics Taskforce, with the assistance of the United States Postal Inspector, conducted an controlled delivery operation March 22 that uncovered a large quantity of mail order drugs and arrested a Port Neches woman during the sting, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

According to JCSO, investigators identified a package they believed contained synthetic drugs that was to be delivered to a residence in Port Neches. Investigators tested the contents of the package, and they tested positive for the chemicals used in the synthetic drugs.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is crediting the community for the March 9 arrest of a man suspected of selling drugs out of his Nederland home and for getting him “off the street,” reports Captain Crystal Holmes.

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Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office seized marijuana, pot plants and firearms during an investigation Jan. 23, reportedly resulting in drug and weapon charges against an area teen, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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