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Deputies arrested a Vidor man May 25 after finding methamphetamine subsequent to a shooting that occurred at his residence on May 22, Detective Janois Strause of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Including an arrest made in January related to a separate drug bust, this is the second narcotics arrest involving methamphetamine at the same residence this year.

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Lance Woodward was found in possession of a controlled substance, 100-plus grams

Jefferson County Assistant District Attorney Logan Campbell said a 40-year sentence handed down May 18 by a jury in Judge Larry Gist’s Drug Impact Court not only resulted in taking a repeat offender off the streets, but it also likely kept untold amounts of meth from pouring into Jefferson County.

The defendant was suspected of bringing in more of the drug than just the 100-plus grams he was caught with by persistent Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies when he was arrested late last year.

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Ernesto Izaguirre, Juan C. Chavira-Guerrero, and Susana Escalante-Visinais

Methamphetamine has been a problem in Southeast Texas for many years, as evidenced by drug seizures across the area. Law enforcers say traffickers and abusers often disguise the illegal drugs in a variety of ways in an attempt to conceal them from officers, but Agent Tim Duriso from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) warns criminals there is nowhere safe. Officers are onto them.

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Lumberton Police chief Danny Sullins reports officers recently made their largest single meth bust ever after discovering more than 400 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop April 27.

According to Sullins, officers made the traffic stop on Highway 96 in Lumberton.

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The Vidor community and school district administrators were shocked when high school business teacher Lauren Leigh Courmier was arrested with more than 9 ounces of methamphetamine in November 2015,

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Officers with the Groves Police Department investigating a report of a Groves resident firing a pellet gun toward houses in a local neighborhood resulted in the arrest of one man on drug charges related to methamphetamine allegedly discovered at his home.

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Police in Pinehurst are cracking down on methamphetamine dealers in an ongoing effort to eradicate the dangerous drug from the city, Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer revealed in press releases. 

According to Hanauer, the department, along with Constable Pct. 2 David Cagle, have been investigating methamphetamine distribution in the area for some time. 

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Methamphetamine

A "routine traffic stop" ended with the seizure of approximately 80 pounds of methamphetamine in Jasper County on March 17, reports the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.

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When Lauren Courmier (inset) was arrested, officers discovered 28 grams of meth.

A former Vidor Independent School District teacher busted with more than 9 ounces of methamphetamine last November is again in jail on drug charges after officers with the Orange Police Department (OPD) stopped her March 8

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Meagan Lonion

Police in Pinehurst arrested a local woman March 1 after discovering her toddler wandering around a storage facility unattended as the allegedly intoxicated mother slept in a unit there.

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