Traffic Stop Yiels 2.2 Pounds of Methamphetamines and Felony Arrest

Published 9:06 am Thursday, November 17, 2016

PRESS RELEASE — The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) seized more than two pounds of methamphetamines 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).