Investigators find more than 40 grams of meth in Orange County bust

Investigators find more than 40 grams of meth in Orange County bust
Samantha Thomas

Narcotics investigators arrested a young Buna woman Feb. 22 after allegedly discovering more than 40 grams of methamphetamine in her possession.

In a news release, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) reported, at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Feb. 22, Narcotics Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Orange Narcotics division arrested 21-year-old Samantha Kaye Thomas at the intersection of Highway 62 and Highway 12 in Mauriceville after observing the white Chevrolet pick-up truck she was driving fail to signal a turn. Officers also stated they saw Thomas drive on the shoulder of the roadway along Highway 62. 

Investigators stopped the vehicle near the intersection along Highway 12. As they interviewed Thomas, they noticed she was “extremely nervous.” Upon questioning, reports OCSO, the woman admitted to being in possession of methamphetamine and handed investigators approximately 41 grams of the deadly drug, which she had on her person along with a digital scale.

Investigators arrested Thomas for Possession of a Controlled substance, Felony 2, and transported her to the Orange County Correctional Facility. Bond was set at $15,000.00.

Sheriff Keith Merritt said he will “continue to dedicate all necessary resources to combat illegal drug activities in our communities.”  Anyone with information regarding illegal drug activities in Orange County should contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at (409) 883-2612. 

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