Meth bust results in five arrests

Meth bust results in five arrests

Five people were arrested at a Vidor apartment last week after Orange County Sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant and found about 40 grams of methamphetamine, OCSO reports.

According to a news release, on Wednesday, August 13 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Narcotics deputies conducted a search warrant at 1215 Hwy. 12, Apartment A, in Vidor stemming from an investigation of illegal drug activity. During the search warrant, deputies reportedly found approximately the meth inside the residence and arrested the occupants for Possession of a Controlled Substance, a second-degree felony. 

Deputies arrested 33-year-old Christian Swaim, 57-year-old Ginger Swaim, 32-year-old Annabelle Swaim, 31-year-old Christopher John Smith and 26-year-old James Townsend and booked them into the Orange County Jail. All are Vidor residents.

Justice of the Peace of Precinct #1, Judge David Peck, set a bond of $5,000 on each of the arrestees for the Possession of a Controlled Substance charge.  Christopher Smith also had four warrants for Class B misdemeanors, which increased his total bond to $7,000, and Annabelle Swaim had four Class C Misdemeanor warrants for traffic violations, which increased her bond to $6,000. 

As of Thursday, August 14, only James Townsend and Christopher Smith had not made bail, and currently remain in custody at the Orange County Jail.  Christian, Ginger, and Annabelle Swaim made bail by 7:45 p.m. on August 14, according to OCSO.