Suspects caught trying to fly with 8 pounds of marijuna

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Two suspects were removed from a plane at Jack Brooks after TSA agents discovered a large amount of cash and marijuana in their checked baggage.

  • Cash and drugs found.
    Cash and drugs found.
  • Cash and drugs found.
    Cash and drugs found.
  • Nelson Brown, 41, of Beaumont.
    Nelson Brown, 41, of Beaumont.
  • Cynthia Daniels, 27, of Fort Worth.
    Cynthia Daniels, 27, of Fort Worth.
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Two suspects – with a toddler – were removed from a plane at Jack Brooks Regional Airport Feb. 3, after TSA agents reported the discovery of a large amount of drugs and cash in the passengers’ checked luggage, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office.

The suspects, identified as Nelson Brown, 41, of Beaumont and Cynthia Daniels, 27, of Fort Worth were removed from the plane and fled the terminal on foot before being apprehended by sheriff’s deputies. The couple was detained a short time later near the tax office on Jerry Ware Drive. Their luggage contained more than $62,000 in cash and 8.2 pounds of marijuana found along with diapers.   

Both Brown and Daniels were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. They were booked into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. The child was released to family members, according to the release.

The investigation is ongoing.