Narcotics bust in Vidor nets 80-plus grams of meth, numerous weapons

Narcotics bust in Vidor nets 80-plus grams of meth, numerous weapons

One man was arrested and investigators confiscated more than 80 gram of methamphetamine, seven firearms and a variety of drug paraphernalia during a narcotics raid at a Vidor residence on Jan. 29, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a news release OCSO, a team of narcotics investigators from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Services Division and the City of Orange Narcotics Division executed a search warrant issued by District Judge Courtney Arkeen at a residence located at 3575 East Railroad in Vidor on Friday, Jan. 29, at approximately 3:30 p.m. During the search of the residence investigators discovered approximately 82 Grams of methamphetamine and numerous items of methamphetamine paraphernalia, including scales, pipes and syringes. Investigators also seized seven firearms located at the residence.

Deputies arrested 36-year-old Scott E. McCrandall, a three-time convicted felon, for possession of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony.

According to Detective Janois Strause, the search warrant was in response to numerous citizen complaints of suspicious activity and a month-long investigation by the above agencies along with investigators with the City of Sulphur Police Department.

At the time of the release, McCrandall was being held in the Orange County Correctional Facility with a $30,000.00 bond for both offenses. McCrandall is also being held on a parole violation with no bond set at this time.

Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt said he and his team “will continue to diligently combat the drug activities that occur in the neighborhoods and other areas of Orange County.”

Anyone with information about any criminal activity is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office at (409) 883-2612.