Beaumont man jailed after Troopers find over two pounds of meth in car's trunk

A Beaumont man is in the Orange County Jail after DPS Troopers found more than two pounds of meth in the trunk of the car he was driving.

ORANGE COUNTY - A Beaumont man is in the Orange County Jail after DPS Troopers found more than two pounds of meth in the trunk of the car he was driving.

Leonard Robinson, 31, of Beaumont, was arrested after DPS Troopers found 2.2 pounds of methamphetamine, in the trunk of the 2010 Dodge Charger he was driving early Wednesday morning according to a release from DPS Sgt Stephanie Davis.

From the DPS...

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than two (2) pounds of methamphetamine after an Interstate 10 traffic stop in Orange County.

At approximately 2:00a.m., Troopers observed a 2010 Dodge Charger traveling on the westbound access road of Interstate 10 near Highway 12 in Vidor, Texas.  Troopers stopped the passenger vehicle because one of the brake lights was not working.  The driver of the vehicle refused to provide identification and was placed under arrest for failure to identify.

While searching the vehicle after the arrest, Troopers discovered 2.2 pounds of methamphetamines in the trunk of the Charger.  Troopers contacted special agents with the Department’s Criminal Investigation Division to assist with the seizure of the narcotics; in addition, special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration provided assistance.

During the investigation, the driver was identified as Leonard Robinson, 31, of Beaumont.  He had several outstanding misdemeanor warrants and a Felony warrant for assault on a public servant from Jasper County.

Robinson has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance which is a First Degree Felony and has been booked into the Orange County Jail.  This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be filed.

The arrest of Robinson and the subsequent criminal investigation was a collaborative effort between the Texas Highway Patrol, the Criminal Investigation Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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