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A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) deputy discovered more than 100 bottles of testosterone and over 300 grams of Xanax during a traffic stop March 10, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan.

According to a news release from JCSO, Deputy Brigitte Hazleton responded to a reckless driver reported to be speeding and tailgating other vehicles on Interstate 10 close to 8 p.m. on March 10. She soon caught up with the suspect vehicle and stopped the driver at mile marker 845.

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During the early morning hours of Feb. 27, the Jasper Police Department Narcotics Division and Jasper Police Department SWAT Team executed a narcotics search warrant at 510 Shady Lane, lot B-1, in the city limits of Jasper. The warrant was issued as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Jasper PD Narcotics Division.

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Crack police work by an officer in Orange led to one man's arrest and the discovery of drugs secreted away in a strange hiding spot on the suspect's person, reports Officer Leslie Lovelace of the Orange Police Department.

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James Merritt, Jr. | Photo: Galveston County Sheriff's Office

On Dec. 20, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) Warrant Division and Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force members assisted the Special Crimes Unit in the arrest of James Merritt, Jr., Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

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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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Cole Jesse Sinclair

Feb. 3 at 11:07 p.m., Lumberton Police officers were called to Whataburger, 401 N Main St., in reference to a possible intoxicated driver, Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins reported Feb. 6.

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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 toxic national trend of pharmaceutical drug abuse is leaving a wide swath of death in its wake, and Southeast Texas is no exception, according to authorities.

“Oh, it’s here,” Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office investigator Marcelo Molfino told The Examiner. “Interstate 10 is a pipeline for drugs.”

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Lumberton Police chief Danny Sullins reports officers recently made their largest single meth bust ever after discovering more than 400 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop April 27.

According to Sullins, officers made the traffic stop on Highway 96 in Lumberton.

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