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3 taken into custody for possession of meth

On March 11, police in Beaumont, Texas, took three people into custody after drugs were found during a vehicle search. The officers reportedly conducted the search after the driver attempted to flee. Beaumont officers attempted to stop the vehicle at an intersection in Jefferson County. However, the driver allegedly refused to pull over and led the police on a car chase that lasted about five minutes.

The vehicle stopped in the 5900 block of Briarcliff Drive before the driver left the vehicle and attempted to continue fleeing on foot. A Beaumont PD K-9 unit eventually took the 34-year-old man into custody after he had climbed over several fences. A 37-year-old woman and a 59-year-old man were also taken into custody.

When the vehicle was searched, the authorities reportedly found 11 ounces of meth with a street value of around $30,000. All three individuals were charged for possessing a controlled substance. Additionally, the driver was also facing charges for evading arrest.

People who are charged with drug possession could face serious consequences if convicted depending on the type of drug that was found and the amount they were allegedly in possession of. Penalties could include incarceration and significant fines. As a result, those who are in this type of circumstance may want to obtain legal assistance as quickly as possible so that the charges can be combated. When the drugs are found during a vehicle search, for example, a criminal defense attorney could question whether the authorities had probable cause to stop the vehicle. If they did not, then the drugs that were subsequently found could be ruled inadmissible as evidence.

Source: Beaumont Enterprise, "3 arrested on drug charges after a police chase in Beaumont", March 16, 2016

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