Meth: Orange police find 25 grams of meth in residence

Charles Laboue and Jessica Murphy

Police in Orange made two arrests Sept. 26 after an investigation into a stolen vehicle reportedly led them to the discovery of 25 grams of methamphetamine inside a local residence.

According to Orange Police Department (OPD) Capt. Robert Enmon, officers with the OPD Narcotics Division and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division initiated a traffic stop on a black Ford truck in the 2800 block of Elmira. The vehicle, which police report displayed two different license plates, pulled in to the driveway of a residence in the 2800 block of Elmira. A computer check of the vehicle’s identification number revealed the truck had been reported as stolen in Houston, Enmon stated.

The driver, identified as 38-year-old Charles Leboue, was arrested for unauthorized use of a vehicle. Officers then made contact with the occupant of the residence, identified by police as 33-year-old Jessica Murphy. While speaking with Murphy about the truck, detectives allegedly saw drug paraphernalia on the living room table.  During the search of the residence, reports Enmon, they discovered approximately 25 grams of meth. Murphy was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. 

Officers transported both suspects to the Orange County Jail for processing.