Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
BEAUMONT (July 2, 2014) A man who swallowed what police think was crack cocaine after a traffic stop in Beaumont died early Wednesday.
An autopsy was ordered.
The man was the driver of a vehicle that police pulled over Tuesday night.
Officers saw one of the three passengers drop what turned out to be a crack pipe.
As officers talked to the three passengers, they noticed the driver had something in his mouth, which the man refused to spit out, police said.
During the ensuing struggle, the man swallowed what appeared to be crack, police said.
He was taken to a hospital, refused treatment, but then later had a seizure and died, police said.
The man’s name wasn’t immediately released.