possession of a controlled substance

A Port Arthur man arrested during a warrant search at a gaming site at 2680 Washington Blvd. in Beaumont was indicted Aug. 23 for possession of a controlled substance after police allegedly found a rubber ball containing “liquid weed” inside the man’s jacket.

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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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Loni Swearingen

Police arrested a Silsbee teen for possession of a controlled substance after reportedly finding crack cocaine and marijuana during a traffic stop on April 18.

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Police are charging a teen accused of shoplifting at Vidor Walmart on April 17 with criminal mischief for destroying store property and with multiple drug charges, including bringing a prohibited substance into a correctional facility, reports Sgt. Lee Brading. 

According to Brading's report pertaining to the incident, police were dispatched to Walmart on Main Street at about 9 a.m. in reference to a man cutting open boxes at the store. Loss prevention staff described the suspect as dressed in black and riding a mobility scooter. 

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Police arrested a suspect for possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance after discovering pot and what officers believe to be 20 ecstasy pills during a traffic stop on April 14, reports the Orange Police Department. 

According to a report from Officer Justin Kirkpatrick, he stopped a red Ford Mustang for traveling on 16th Street with the taillights not illuminated. While speaking with the driver of the vehicle, Kirkpatrick noticed the passenger seemed to be holding the glove box shut with his hand.

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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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A Vidor man is behind bars on $225,000 in bonds after police allegedly found methamphetamine in his possession while investigating a shoplifting incident at Wal-Mart on North Main Street.  

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Police in Vidor arrested a man June 1 on 14 outstanding warrants from multiple jurisdictions after initially stopping him for a minor traffic violation, reports the Vidor Police Department. 

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When Lauren Courmier (inset) was arrested, officers discovered 28 grams of meth.

A former Vidor Independent School District teacher busted with more than 9 ounces of methamphetamine last November is again in jail on drug charges after officers with the Orange Police Department (OPD) stopped her March 8

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Meagan Lonion

Police in Pinehurst arrested a local woman March 1 after discovering her toddler wandering around a storage facility unattended as the allegedly intoxicated mother slept in a unit there.

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