A report of a reckless driver resulted in two being arrested for drug possession in Chambers County, authorities said.
Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said late Wednesday night, a patrol deputy was attempting to locate a driver who had been driving erratically eastbound on Interstate 10 between Mont Belvieu and Hankamer.
The vehicle was located at a gas station off I-10 in Anahuac.
Hawthorne said the driver initially provided a false name to the deputy, but was subsequently identified as Summer Aiena, a 34-year-old Beaumont woman.
“While being questioned, Aiena attempted to throw a large amount of methamphetamine into the trash,” Hawthorne said. “She was apprehended and was ultimately found to be in possession of over 200 grams of methamphetamine, several grams of heroin, as well as seven different people’s identifying information and was found to have an additional parole warrant for her arrest.”
Hawthorne added the passenger of the vehicle, 37-year-old Jeremy Watson of Beaumont, was arrested for being in possession of methamphetamine and was found to have arrest warrants issued by the Beaumont Police Department.
Aiena was charged with two counts of possessing a controlled substance. One charge was for possessing illegal drugs measuring between 200 and 400 grams, a first-degree felony. The other count was for possessing a lesser amount of illegal drugs. She was also charged with fraudulent use or possession of identifying information, a third-degree felony, and parole violation.
Watson was also charged with possessing less than one gram of methamphetamine and had two warrants from the Beaumont police. One warrant was for assault-family violence, and the other was for unlawful restraint-family violence.