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.