phencyclidine

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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Jonathan Van Johnson

In October, The Examiner reported in-depth on the upward trend of use of the deadly drug phencyclidine in Southeast Texas. At the time, Beaumont Police Department Sgt. Bryan Baker said that PCP use has increased significantly in the area throughout the years.

“Drugs tend to follow a trend,” explains Baker. “They go in cycles.”

He said currently PCP use is up, and he and his fellow narcotics officers are seeing much larger quantities during busts.

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Jakendrick Clevenger

Even after numerous public intoxication arrests of suspected phencyclidine users in Orange, the steady trend of the deadly drug's use within the city shows no signs of slowing. Police officers with the Orange Police Department made three arrests of suspected PCP users in two separate incidents over the course of two days, Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, according to incident reports.

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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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