More methamphetamine in Orange County; Orange man arrested

Blake Owen Buxton of Orange

A deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office found a large quantity of methamphetamine, a drug that has been the bane of the area for years, during a traffic stop on March 4, reports OCSO.

According to a news release from Orange County, a deputy with the sheriff’s office reportedly observed a white Chevy Avalanche commit several traffic violations in the area of F.M. 1131 and Claire Road in Orange County at about 9:20 p.m. The deputy stopped the vehicle near Lakeview Cutoff Road and F.M. 1131 outside of Vidor, in the Pine Forest area. During the traffic stop, the deputy reports, he searched the vehicle and found a loaded handgun in the driver’s side door panel, along with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia also inside the vehicle. According to the deputy, the driver himself possessed more than 28 grams of methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth.

The driver was identified as 36-year-old Blake Owen Buxton of Orange. Buxton was placed under arrest and transported to the Orange County Jail. He is being charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, a second-degree felony, and for Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon, a class A misdemeanor.

Buxton was arraigned on March 5, and his bond was set at $17,200. He made bond and was released from custody the same day at about 10:00 a.m., reports OCSO.