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Georgia man indicted in Texas drug trafficking case

Special to The News

BEAUMONT – A 41-year-old Jackson, Georgia man has been indicted and charged with federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown said Thursday.

Oaka Donrez Adams was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday and charged with possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.

According to information presented in court, Adams was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 through Orange County on Aug. 14 when he was stopped for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, officers said, they developed reasonable suspicion Adams may have been involved in illegal drug trafficking activities. Adams consented to a search of the vehicle and officers discovered more than 4,000 oxycodone tablets hidden in a seat in his truck.

If convicted, Adams would face up to 20 years in federal prison.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert L. Rawls is the prosecutor.