Animal Control Officer Arrested On Drug Charges

A Beaumont Animal Control Officer has been arrested and charged with conspiracy

to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. In court, it was revealed

39-year old Benjamin Wallace Dykes, while employed with the city of Beaumont, was

allegedly purchasing cocaine from Eric Coleman for redistribution to others. If convicted,

Dykes faces up to 20 years in federal prison. Coleman was sentenced to 25 years in federal

prison in January.

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