BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police made a drug bust near South Park that landed one man in jail.

Narcotics officers were working in the area of Washington Boulevard and Irving Avenue in Beaumont when they attempted to stop a black BMW. 

The driver fled from the officers travelling north on Irving Avenue and then east onto Lamar Street.

The driver later stopped the vehicle in an empty lot in the 1100 block of Lamar Street and then tried to leave on foot.

Officers went after the suspect, Jehkenae Antoine, a 26 year old Beaumont resident. Police say Antoine was carrying a backpack.

Officers and a K-9 aided in finding Antoine and the backpack. Antoine was located at a residence in the 1900 block of Schwarner in Beaumont.

Police found 43 pounds ecstasy and a handgun in Antoine’s backpack. Additionally during the search, police found 224.8 grams of promethazine, an unspecified amount of marijuana, and a box of ammunition.

Antoine was booked into Jefferson County Jail. His bail is set at a total of $36,000.

Antoine was arrested for the following:

  • evading in a motor vehicle
  • evading on foot
  • unlawfully carrying a weapon
  • possession of dangerous drug
  • possession of a controlled substance
    Total Bonds = $36,000

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On Thursday, February 13, 2020 BPD Narcotics Officers were working directed patrol in the area of Irving and Washington.

At 4:07 p.m., Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black BMW, however the driver fled from officers traveling north on Irving then turning east onto Lamar street.

The driver eventually stopped the vehicle in a vacant lot in the 1100 block of Lamar, and fled on foot.

Officers pursued the suspect, later identified as Jehkenae Antoine, a 26 year old Beaumont resident, who was carrying a backpack. With the assistance of additional Officers & a K-9, Antoine and the backpack were located at a residence in the 1900 block of Schwarner.

The backpack was found to contain 43 grams of suspected ecstacy and a handgun.

A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a quantity of suspected marijuana, approximately 224.8 grams of Promethazine and a box of ammunition.

Antoine was placed under arrest for Evading in a Motor Vehicle, Evading on Foot, Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon, Possession of Dangerous drug, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was then transported and booked into the Jefferson County Jail.

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