Beaumont Police Narcotics Unit, along with the assistance of our S.W.A.T. team, Special Assignment Unit, K-9 Unit, and The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, executed a search warrant today that resulted in the seizure of narcotics and weapons.
At about 1:00 p.m. today, officers were approaching a house in the 3500 block of Nelson Street to serve a search warrant. Officers had developed prior intelligence that in addition to narcotics, the house contained numerous weapons. As the officers began to approach the house, a man exited, got into silver BMW and fled the scene. A team stayed to secure the residence and a team followed the BMW to detain the driver.
The driver refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued throughout the south end of Beaumont. During the pursuit, officers saw the driver throw items, possibly narcotics, from the moving vehicle. The pursuit continued until the driver pulled into a private driveway at a house located in the 500 block of Shell Street. Officers were then able to take the man into custody without further incident.
Officers at the house on Nelson Street then conducted the search warrant and located 647 grams of Promethazine, 360 grams of Codeine, 15 grams of crack cocaine, and 3 grams of powder cocaine. Officers also recovered over $2,000 in cash and three handguns, one of which had been reported stolen in a prior offense that occurred in Port Arthur.
Officers identified the driver of the vehicle as a 23-year-old Beaumont man. Officers transported the man and booked him into the county jail on four counts of Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Felony Evading Detention.
We are not able to release the man’s name or photo as doing so at this point in the on-going investigation could compromise the integrity of the prosecution.
Sgt. Rob Flores, Jr.