On Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 1:22 a.m., a vigilant citizen called Beaumont Police in reference to two suspicious males in the parking lot of 4675 Collier. When BPD Officers arrived, they observed the two described males, standing near a white Nissan Maxima. Upon seeing the officers, the pair ducked behind the vehicle and set objects on the ground. During the investigation, Officers located two handguns. K-9 Gus alerted Officers to the vehicle, which contained over three kilograms of liquid THC (commonly referred to as cannabis or marijuana oil), six packages of THC gummies, and over $6,000 in currency. BPD Narcotics Detectives responded to the scene and the suspects, identified as Nicholas Ray Smith (30 year old El Paso, Texas man, pictured below with man bun) and Rolanda Deandre Jackson (30 year old Beaumont man, pictured below with full beard) were transported to the Jefferson County Jail. Smith was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon and Jackson was charged with Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon.
Great Job done by BPD Patrol Officers and K-9 Gus! BPD would like to thank the courageous citizen who saw something suspicious and made the call for police to check it out! Remember to always be vigilant and aware of your surroundings! If you see something, say something. Suspicious activity can be reported to Beaumont Police by calling 409-832-1234. Tips involving crime can be reported anonymously to Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477) or by downloading the P3Tips App on your smartphone! Together, we can make our community safer!