traffic stop

Wednesday, May 16, at 10:40 a.m., Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Brigitte Hazleton stopped a speeder on I-10 for multiple violations. When she approached the car, she smelled the odor of marijuana. The two occupants admitted that they had just smoked weed prior to the stop.

A search of the vehicle yielded an AK-47 with a loaded 30 round magazine of 7.62x39mm ammunition. The driver, 22-year-old Daterrius Alexander of Houston, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He has a previous felony conviction out of Bell County.

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Paul Joseph Lagrone

Orange County Sheriff's Investigators arrested a Vidor man reportedly in possession of a large amount methamphetamine during a traffic stop March 27, reports Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi.

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Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) reportedly discovered a kilo of cocaine during a traffic stop March 8.

According to Public Information Officer Deputy Marcus McLellan, Deputies Smith and Cardenas stopped a black SUV for a traffic violation on eastbound I-10 at FM 365 at 3:36 p.m. The male driver was identified by police as Sean Joseph and the female passenger was identified as Latoya Williams.

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Kenion M. Boutte | Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

On Nov. 22 at about 12:00 a.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a stop on a car near the intersection of 11th Street and 4th Avenue in Lake Charles for a traffic violation, the sheriff's office said in a release.

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Travis Spencer Smith | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

A China man was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Nov. 15 for meth found during a traffic stop, according to court documents.

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A Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Trooper died Saturday, Nov. 4. in Bell County following a traffic crash, officials announced.

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Tuesday, July 12, at about 7:45 p.m., Beaumont officers on I-10 near mile marker 838 stopped a white 2015 Jeep Latitude with Florida plates for a traffic violation, Officer Carol Riley said in a release. A K-9 officer and his partner Sugar assisted with the stop.

A small, user amount of suspected powder cocaine and methamphetamine were located inside the vehicle. A further search of the vehicle revealed that three kilos of suspected powder cocaine were hidden inside the front driver and passenger doors.

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June 14 at about 4 p.m., deputies with the JCSO Traffic Unit conducted a traffic stop on I-10 near Smith Road. The vehicle was being driven by 38-year-old Benina Villarreal of Rio Grande City, Texas. She had her 18-year-old daughter and her 9-year-old son as passengers.

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On May 30 at 11:10 p.m., a Beaumont police officer was patrolling in the area of 7th Street and I-10 East when he observed a silver PT Cruiser run a stop sign, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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This morning around 9:50 a.m., Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies stopped a traffic violator on I-10 west bound near Major Drive, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release. The vehicle was a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, driven by a Hispanic male from the valley.

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