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August 23, 2011

3 arrested in meth bust

ORANGEFIELD — Three men were arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with possession of a controlled substance following a methamphetamine bust.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office executed a narcotics search at 6806 Chevron St. in Orangefield at 1 p.m., Tuesday. Upon searching the residence, investigators located approximately four grams of methamphetamine, which has a street value of approximately $500. Law enforcement agents also seized many other items of drug paraphernalia and contraband.

Arrested were 36-year-old Chad Allen Scales of Orangefield, 38-year-old Robert Butler of Orange, and 33-year-old Jonathon Jordan of Burkeville, Texas. The three men were transported to the Orange County Jail and charged with possession of a controlled substance, a second degree felony. Bonds had not been set at press time.

Sheriff Keith Merritt and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office ask anyone with information pertaining to criminal activities in Orange County to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 409-883-2612.

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