By Debby Schamber
The Orange Leader
A 19-year-old Orange man has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for federal drug violations.
Clifton Merrill Brookshire was sentenced Wednesday for possession with intent to distribute cocaine by United States District Judge Thad Heartfield in the Eastern District of Texas, according to U.S. Attorney John L. Ratcliffe.
According to information presented in court, on March 9, 2006, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Brookshire’s Orange residence where they discovered 1,968 tablets of ecstasy, a handgun and $3,199 in cash. Brookshire pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine on Sept. 21, 2006.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Beaumont Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Rawls.
By Debby Schamber
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Vidor Rotary speaker
Orange County Emergency Services District 1 Fire Chief Bryant Champagne spoke the Vidor Rotary Club on Monday, March 19, about the work the OCESD1 does, not only fighting fires but responding to accidents and teaching fire safety. The Vidor Rotary Club meets on Mondays at noon, upstairs at Capital One Bank in Vidor. The club will hold its annual scholarship breakfast from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. on Friday, April 20 at Casa Ole in Vidor. Tickets are $10 and breakfast includes tortillas, eggs, chorizo sausage, fruit, beans, potatoes, and a drink. The club will receive 80 percent of the day’s take to provide scholarships for graduating seniors. For more information or tickets, call club president Sally Andrews at 409-651-8390.
Vidor ACE program a success
Vidor ACE afterschool program hosted George Hartsfield of Buckner’s on Tuesday, March 6 at the monthly Terrific Tuesday family night program. Parents heard from Hartsfield about how to handle problems in the family as well as services the STAR program offers to aid families.
Woman dies after her vehicle collides into semi truck
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Gulf of Mexico shrimp season opens July 15
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