Officers arrested two men in Orange on June 19 after finding marijuana, Dilaudid and syringes during a traffic stop, police report.
According to a report from OPD, Officer Stephen Ward was patrolling the area of 14th Street and South Hart Avenue in Orange at about 7:15 p.m. when he observed a grey, Toyota passenger car fail to signal before turning onto 14th Street. The driver, identified by police as Sean Michael Grutsch of Bridge City, reportedly told officers he had no driver's license and could not produce proof of financial responsibility. An officer asked Grutsch to walk to the back of the vehicle, and while speaking with him, police report, Grutsch reportedly became nervous. An officer at the scene obtained consent to search Grutsch's person and found a small bag of a green leafy substance believed by police to be marijuana. He was placed into custody for possession of marijuana.
The passenger of the vehicle, identified as Ohio resident Jeremy Fister, "appeared to be extremely nervous," according to Officer Henry. "Fister was crying and advised that he had never been to jail," Henry's report states.
After the driver reportedly gave consent for officer to search the vehicle, they discovered a white sock underneath the passenger's seat containing a burnt spoon wrapped in plastic, two white pills also wrapped in the plastic and several empty syringes. When another officer searched Fister, he reportedly discovered a clear plastic bag containing what appeared to the officers to be crushed Dilaudid. Fister admitted the sock belonged to him and identified the two partially burned pills as Dilaudid, according to the report. Fister was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
Both men were transported to the Orange County Jail.