According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO), the narcotics task force arrested three people in two separate drug busts in Beaumont.
On Friday Jan. 4, investigators arrested 33-year-old Roberto Cantu of Garwood for possession of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony. Deputies seized 1.875 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $80,000, $9,900 in cash and 3 handguns. Per most recent information, Cantu was being held at the Jefferson County Detention Center on a $20,000 bond.
On Monday Jan. 7, the narcotics task force executed a search warrant at the M&M Express convenience store located at 1397 Washington Blvd. in Beaumont after JCSO said they received numerous complaints the store was selling K-2 spice, a type of synthetic marijuana. Upon a search of the store, investigators found several packets of the drug under the counter. Deputies reported they also found a garbage bag containing a large amount of the product and a backpack full of packets of K-2 and $13,000 in cash in the office at the store.
Deputies arrested the clerk, 29-year-old Natividad Antonia Savala of Beaumont, and one of the owners, 65-year-old Karim Ali Khoja of Sugar Land for possession of a controlled substance, a state jail felony. Each posted a $2,500 bond.