Deputies serving federal warrant find meth at Vidor residence

Thomas Charles Jones (top) and Ashley Faye Alexander

Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested two Vidor residents during a warrant arrest/meth bust June 15, reports Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi. 

According to Grizzaffi, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Services Division went to a travel trailer in the 300 block of Smith Lake Road in Vidor to serve a federal felony warrant on 34-year-old Thomas Charles Jones for “possession with intent and distribution of a controlled substance.” As they approached the residence, the officers said they could hear an unusual amount of movement as they knocked on the door. Jones eventually opened the door, and the deputies observed that a woman also inside the residence. As they investigated further, officers located an ounce of methamphetamine and numerous items of drug paraphernalia in the area where the female had been observed originally.

Police identified the woman as 30-year-old Ashley Faye Alexander of Silsbee. Alexander was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance.

Jones was taken into custody for the federal warrant and transported to the LaSalle federal holding unit in Beaumont.

Alexander was transported to the Orange County Correctional Facility. Her bond was set at $10,000, and she bonded out the next day, June 16.