Narcotics task force charges 2 in Port Arthur

Published 3:59 pm Thursday, May 17, 2018

Staff report

The Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force arrested two men on drug charges Wednesday, recovering a half-pound of methamphetamine and a handgun.

In an issued statement, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said task force members stopped a truck near the intersection of Jimmy Johnson and Ninth Avenue in Port Arthur late Wednesday afternoon, where a K-9 from Port Neches Police alerted authorities to the presence of drugs.

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The truck’s two occupants — Chad Dubois, 37, of Port Arthur and Carlos Valerio, 35, of Beaumont — were arrested at the scene.

Meanwhile, the statement said, narcotics and SWAT team members searched a storage shed at Dubois’ home in the 7200 block of Royal Meadows, Port Arthur. There, they found the half-pound of meth and the gun.

Dubois was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Valerio was charge with possession of marijuana.

No bond was set on the controlled substance charge for Dubois; bond on the drug paraphernalia was $200.

No bond was set on Valerio’s charge.