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Justin Keith Martin (left) and John Mason Edwards

Orange County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested two men after a traffic stop revealed the suspects to be in possession of a large amount of what police believe to be methamphetamine.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested two people on Tuesday, Feb. 18, after a search warrant executed at approximately 9 p.m. that evening reportedly lead them to discover 15 grams of methamphetamine at the residence located in the 3200 block of Stephenson Road in Orangefield.

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Orange Police arrested Iqdal Ibrahim Patel (inset)

Orange Police arrested 54-year-old Iqdal Ibrahim Patel for possession of a controlled substance Friday, July 19. According to and OPD press release, the arrest came after a lengthy investigation into complaints of drug activity at the Econo Lodge hotel at 2900 Interstate 10 in Orange where Patel was the manager.

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Former Orange Police Department officer Taylor Saleme was arrested Tuesday afternoon, June 25, after being implicated in the theft of prescription drugs.

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One man was arrested and another facing drug charges after Orange County Sheriff’s deputies discovered large quantities of narcotics during a traffics stop Monday morning, June 10.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with local police departments and other agencies, arrested 30 individuals on felony charges of delivery of a controlled substance during a warrant roundup Tuesday, April 16.

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Three people were arrested in Orange County Tuesday, March 12 after a Crime Stoppers tip led sheriff’s deputies to discover approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine worth an estimated value of $5,500 at an apartment in Mauriceville.

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Officers with the Orange Police Department arrested a Louisiana man after a routine traffic stop led them to discover narcotics in the man’s car. On Tuesday, Jan. 22 at approximately 7:48 p.m., Officer Jeff Busby reported he observed a black 1995 Dodge Ram driving in the 1100 block of Burton St. in Orange. According to the report, the vehicle’s license plate was partially obstructed by an oversized trailer hitch, and the driver did not give adequate warning when making a right-hand turn, at which point he was pulled over.

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According to a press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, 35 year-old Travis J. Guillory, who last resided at 3095 Roberts St. in Beaumont, was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2011 narcotics investigation.

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