The Port Arthur News
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.