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A 36-year-old Vidor man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston Aug. 16.

Jonathan Derick Hickey pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine Aug. 16 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.

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Police in Orange arrested a local man for public intoxication after responding to a call reporting someone standing in the middle of John Street with no shirt on Aug. 15, reports the Orange Police Department. 

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Police in Orange arrested a convicted felon in possession of a firearm July 11, Officer Stephen Ward of the Orange Police Department reported Monday. Ward picked up Euraina Carol White, 46, of Orange, after allegedly finding a gun in her bag. The arrest marks her fourth in Orange since May 2014, and, in spite of her nickname, this frequent flyer of the Orange County Jail is no "Angel," according to police reports and a criminal database search. 

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A “frequent flyer” of the Orange County Jail found himself back inside a cell once again after police arrested him on an outstanding warrant June 15, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD), but a long gash on his forehead proves that the wanted man didn’t go quietly

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Steven Gary Upshaw

Police in Vidor arrested a resident there for making a false report of a crime Jan. 15. Steven Gary Upshaw, 53, of Vidor has been arrested multiple times in the city for various charges, primarily involving numerous harassing calls to the Vidor Police Department.

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Police in Orange arrested 39-year-old Jacque Demont Robinson for public intoxication on Dec. 19, his second time behind bars within a month having previously been arrested Nov. 25 for suspected possession of a controlled substance in the form of a "wet" cigarette - a cigarette dipped in PCP. This time, the responding officer reports Robinson seemed to be high on the drug again - blankly staring, removing clothing and reeking of "acetone," a chemical smell often associated with the toxic intoxicant PCP.

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An Orange County Jail frequent flyer has been arrested again, according to incident reports from the Orange Police Department. Melody Travonne Johnson, 27 of Orange, a repeat offender who has been arrested on several occasions over the last two years for numerous crimes including public intoxication, causing a disturbance and more, was again arrested on Nov. 30 for warrants and for evading police.

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After recently having been arrested for public intoxication on Sept. 29 when he was reportedly undressing in public, 36-year-old Orange resident and suspected PCP-user Norris McGhee is at it again. The Orange Police Department reports McGhee was again arrested for public intoxication on Oct. 10. under suspicion he was once more under the influence of the dangerous and deadly drug phencyclidine.

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Randall St. Julien Hancock has had a few run-ins with the law, if reports from the Orange Police Department are any indication. He made an appearance in the department’s reports (again) Sept. 25, when police picked him up for a warrant, and the officer who made the arrest reports he suspects at the time of the arrest the man was high on PCP (again).

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Jamal Andrews

In Plato’s Laws, the philosopher surmises, “There is no harm in repeating a good thing.” But clearly, that does not apply to criminal activity, a bad thing for both society and the lawbreakers themselves who, by law, face stricter penalties with every recurring infraction. Yet some Orange residents can’t seem to stop repeating their mistakes in spite of those potentially heightened consequences.

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