4 arrested after Port Arthur police find methamphetamine in car


Officers also found two small scales, several tiny clear plastic bags and two glass pipes containing residue.

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Four people have been arrested and face first-degree felony charges after Port Arthur police found methamphetamine and other items inside a vehicle.

The arrests took place in the early morning hours of May 31, 2022. Port Arthur Police saw a vehicle driving down the 1500 block of 8th Avenue without functioning taillights, so they pulled it over, according to a department statement. Port Arthur Police Department.

Officers said as they approached the vehicle, they could smell what they believed to be marijuana coming from inside. The four people inside the vehicle were taken away and the vehicle was searched.

Those four were later identified as Edgar Briones, 26, Carli Milligan, 27, Lauren Sanders, 27, and Rafael Ceja Torres, 23.

Officers found two clear plastic bags containing what they believed to be methamphetamine. Their suspicions were confirmed after the substance was tested.

Officers also found two small scales, several tiny clear plastic bags and two glass pipes containing residue. Police believe the pipes found in the vehicle are commonly used for smoking methamphetamine or crack.

The four suspects were taken to the Jefferson County jail and charged with possession of a controlled substance, which is a first degree felony.

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From a statement from the Port Arthur Police Department:

On 5/31/22 at approximately 3:30 a.m. Port Arthur Police observed a vehicle traveling the 1500 block of 8th Avenue with no working taillights, a traffic stop was made. As officers approached the vehicle, a strong smell of marijuana could be smelled coming from inside. The occupants were evacuated and the vehicle was searched.

Inside were two clear plastic bags containing a crystalline rock substance suspected of being methamphetamine. Also found were two small scales used to measure weight, several tiny clear plastic bags and two glass pipes containing residue, typically used for smoking meth or crack.

The substance tested positive for methamphetamine and had a total weight of 260 grams. All four occupants of the vehicle were arrested and transported to Jefferson County Correctional Facility. They were all charged with a 1st degree felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Group 1 >=200

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