Police department, sheriff's office join forces on meth bust

Larry Roberts Jr.

Officers with the Orange Police Department and deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's Office teamed up to execute a search warrant on April 11, arresting the resident of the home after discovering what they believe to be methamphetamine and marijuana.

OPD Capt. Robert Enmon reports officers from the two investigating agencies performed a search of a house in the 3600 block of Hemlock Lane. The resident of the home, Larry Roberts Jr., was at the location when officers conducted a search of the residence located the suspected drugs. Officers discovered more then four grams of methamphetamine at the house, and arrested Roberts for possession of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony, and for possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor. He was taken to the Orange County Jail. Roberts faces from two to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000 if convicted of the second-degree felony charge.

A criminal database search revealed Roberts has prior convictions for possession of a controlled substance, evading arrest, and other charges, and has previously spent time in prison.