Meth arrest in Orange County

Meth arrest in Orange County

Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Orange resident on Saturday, Oct. 18, after busting him with more than 5 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

According to news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy on patrol in the area of Tulane Road and Avenue B in Orange stopped a maroon 2007 Chrysler minivan for Defective Equipment at about 2:20 a.m. As the deputy made contact with the driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, he noticed the man was “overly nervous.” The deputy had the driver exit his vehicle and obtained consent to search the man’s vehicle and person. During the search, the deputy found numerous small plastic baggies used to divide drugs into smaller amounts for distribution and approximately 5.3 grams of crystal meth hidden inside the vehicle.  

The driver, identified as 45-year-old Jimmy Oathoudt, of Orange, was placed under arrest for Possession/Delivery of a Controlled Substance, a 1st Degree Felony. He was transported to the Orange County Jail where he was arraigned later that same morning, and Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Judge Janice Menard set his bond at $5,000.00. 

Oathoudt made bond at about 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, and was released.