Orange man indicted for possession of methamphetamine
Published 1:41 pm Saturday, August 10, 2019
By Dawn Burleigh
The Orange Leader
Kyle Gene Chism, 33, of Orange, was indicted by the Jefferson County Grand Jury on Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine for an incident which occurred on December 20, 2018 in Port Arthur.
Due to previous convictions, it is a State Jail Felony.
Chism was convicted of a felony for burglary of a habitation, second degree, on March 19, 2017, and a felony for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, third degree, on January 21, 2014.
Chism was a back seat passenger of a vehicle during a traffic stop when the car turned without signaling when turning northbound onto West Port Arthur Road off of 65th Street in Port Arthur.
The officer observed three open containers of alcohol in the center cup holders according to an affidavit for the arrest warrant.
The officer found two plastic baggies in Chism jean pocket. One baggie contained a brown powdery substance and the other two small hand-rolled ‘roaches’.
Chism told the officer the ‘roaches’ were leftover from smoking ‘Fake’, a street name for synthetic marijuana. He later told the officer the brown powder substance was burnt methamphetamine he collected from scrapping out a pipe.
Chism originally told the police his name was Chad Stanley. After being placed in handcuffs, he told the officer his name was Chism with a warrant out of Jefferson County for firearm possession by a felon at large.
A second passenger, Cheyenne Hebert, 28, was also arrested during the incident after a pipe with a white substance which tested to be cocaine and a loaded syringe which she admitted being liquid meth.
An indictment is not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.