Details scarce following 19th Street raid of cocaine, guns & cash

Published 12:17 am Thursday, November 21, 2019

Details are relatively scarce involving a raid that sent a 35-year-old Port Arthur man to jail on drug related charges.

Cocaine, marijuana, cash and weapons were found during the raid in the 600 block of 19th Street on Saturday morning, though narcotics officers are not ready to release the name of the man at this time, Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso said.

The search warrant was for the “possible discovery of cocaine,” according to information from police.

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Two people were in the home when the raid occurred, with the one man being arrested for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, penalty group 1, and felon in possession of a firearm.

The investigation continues on whether the other person will be charged with anything.

A number of officers including members of the department’s Narcotics Unit and SWAT team initiated the raid, and the occupants of the house were compliant, police said.

Authorities said more than 42 grams of cocaine were found, as well as 140 grams of marijuana, $1,600 in cash, a 9mm handgun and a 12-gauge shotgun.

Duriso said the amount of cocaine is more than user quantity and the area the raid occurred is not commonly known for drug traffic.