In an effort to combat prescription drug abuse and addiction, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is taking measures to increase penalties associated with illegal use of certain prescription medications and to make it easier for people to dispose of their unused medications after discontinuing use.

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Terrance Christopher Watts

Beaumont police have murder suspect 22-year-old Terrance Christopher Watts of Beaumont in custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest Monday, Sept. 8.

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A 38-year-old Vinton, La., man who led Orange County police on a high-speed chase late last year was convicted of drug trafficking violations Friday, Sept. 5.

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Germaine Joseph Jackson

A murder warrant has been issued for the shooting in the 4100 block of Sparks Street in Beaumont on Friday Sept. 5, 2014.

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Nederland Police Department

At approximately 1:24 p.m. Sept. 6, 2014 Nederland Police responded to a one vehicle major traffic accident near the LNVA Canal at the intersection of 14th Street and Canal Avenue. 

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