A search warrant execution resulted in a 26-year-old PA resident being caught in the act of converting powder cocaine into crack.
A 26-year-old Port Arthur resident was found converting powder cocaine into crack when a PA SWAT team executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1600 block of 19th street just after 1 p.m. Jan. 31, according to a news release.
A subsequent search of the residence produced approximately 24 grams of crack cocaine, an ounce of powder cocaine, an SKS-style firearm and a .40 caliber handgun. The suspect is believed to have ties to an active Port Arthur street gang.
He was taken to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility and booked for possession of a controlled substance, according to the release, and more gun charges may follow.
Toryne E'shon Mitchell, 26, of Port Arthur was booked into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility on the same charges hours after the Jan. 31 drug bust.