Drug bust in Orange County

Drug bust in Orange County

Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) arrested two people Wednesday, Jan. 8, after a traffic stop led to the discovery of methamphetamine, LSD and marijuana.

According to a news release from OCSO, narcotics deputies made a traffic stop at approximately 8:55 p.m. near mile marker 864 on eastbound Interstate 10. Upon speaking with the driver of the vehicle, a deputy reportedly saw a glass meth pipe inside the vehicle in plain view. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately two ounces of methamphetamine and a quantity of LSD.

The driver, 34-year-old Orange resident Timothy Scott Murphy was arrested for two counts of possession of a controlled substance and taken to the Orange County Jail. His bond was set at $30,000. His passenger, 26-year-old Kasi Risinger of Orange, was arrested for possession of marijuana. Her bond was set at $1,000. Both remained in custody at the time of the report. Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson said the investigation is ongoing.

According to Sheriff Keith Merritt, his office will continue to devote its efforts to help keep illegal drugs out of our community.