Two arrested for methamphetamine, weapons in Orange County

Michael Kamm Morgan and Ashley Nicole Posey

Deputies arrested two people they say were in possession of methamphetamine and prohibited weapons after executing a search warrant on a residence in Mauriceville on Wednesday, July 23, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

According to a news release from the OCSO, sheriff's deputies along with officers from the city of Orange, West Orange, and Vidor Police Departments executed a search warrant on a residence in the 16900 block of FM 1442 in the Mauriceville area of Orange County. During the search, OCSO reports, investigators located approximately 8 grams of methamphetamine. There were also a number of firearms, some of which were reportedly considered prohibited weapons by state law because of certain modifications to the weapons.

The two occupants in the home at the time of the search warrant were the homeowner, a 36-year-old male identified as Michael Kamm Morgan of Mauriceville, and a 23-year-old female identified as Ashley Nicole Posey, also of Mauriceville.

Both Morgan and Posey were arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony, and prohibited weapons, a third-degree felony.  Justice of the Peace Precinct No. 1 Judge David Peck arraigned Morgan and Posey at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, and set bond at $25,000 each. Both currently remain in the Orange County Jail at the time of this report.

Sheriff Keith Merritt was also on scene during the search warrant.  Sheriff Merritt said that his office is committed to using all resources to get illegal drugs out of our communities in Orange County.