, Port Arthur, Texas

Port Neches

October 17, 2012

PN traffic stop nets meth, guns and $1,600

PORT NECHES — An early morning traffic stop in Port Neches led to the discovery of methamphetamines, prescription pills, guns and money on Tuesday.

A Port Neches Police officer stopped the vehicle at about 1:45 a.m. Oct. 16 in the 3000 block of Nall Street. A second officer was called in to assist and a search was conducted.

Officers recovered a .40 caliber Glock handgun and a 9mm Ruger handgun as well as a glass pipe with meth residue, numerous small plastic baggies commonly used to traffic meth, several unused syringes, a plastic baggie that contained crystal methamphetamine, several loose prescription pills and approximately $1,600 in currency that was reportedly bundled in a fashion indicative of narcotics trafficking, according to Port Neches Police Chief Paul Lemoine. The money was seized pending an affidavit for seizure.

The driver, a 36-year-old person from Port Arthur, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (meth) and charges pending for unlawfully carrying and possession of controlled substance (pills).

Charges against the 23-year-old passenger who is from Nederland are pending for violation of protective order for possession of a firearm.

The investigation is ongoing, Lemoine said.

Information regarding the traffic stop and subsequent arrest of the driver were posted on PNPD’s Facebook page. PNPD regularly posts information regarding “Today’s Good News” which highlights the work of the officers.

Text Only
Port Neches
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Sports Tweets