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Man, woman arrested after meth, suspected fentanyl pills seized during traffic stop in Jefferson County

Police say they found blue pills that looked similar to illegally sold fentanyl pills, but further testing is needed to confirm.

BEAUMONT, Texas — A man and woman from the Houston area are behind bars in Jefferson County for possession of a controlled substance, according to a Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office news release.

Christopher Andrews, 44, of Houston, gave deputies consent to search his vehicle after he was stopped Wednesday morning for speeding on Interstate 10 near Brooks Road.

Deputies found methamphetamine and a bag of blue pills in the car. Deputies said the blue pills looked similar to illegally sold fentanyl pills, but further testing is needed to confirm.

Passenger Samantha Redfearn, 33, of Crosby, also admitted to deputies that she had a bag of meth and meth paraphernalia in her pants.

Officials seized the contraband items and both Andrews and Redfearn were taken to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

They are charged with possession of a controlled substance and their bonds are set at $75,000 each, jail records show.

Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Samantha Redfearn, Christopher Andrews arrested in Jefferson County for possession of a controlled substance.

Read the full Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office news release here...

On Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 09:33 a.m., JCSO Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding on IH-10 near Brooks road.

During the traffic stop the driver, 44 year old Houston resident Christopher Andrews, consented to a search of his vehicle. During the search Methamphetamine (Meth) was discovered in the car along with a bag of blue pills.

Recently, pills similar to the ones found in this search have tested positive for Fentanyl. These pills will be tested for identification. Illicit pills such as these are becoming more common in American society. They are particularly dangerous because they are sold on the streets and purported as one drug but in reality could contain a lethal amount of another.

The passenger, 33 year old Crosby resident Samantha Redfearn later advised that she had a bag of Meth and a Meth pipe concealed in her pants. These items were seized.

Both Andrews and Redfearn were transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility where they were booked in for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office continues its commitment to make Jefferson County a safer place to live. #OneCountyOneCommunity

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