Two women arrested for possession in Orange

Published 2:15 pm Friday, December 6, 2019

From staff reports

Jennifer Ann East, 41, of Sulphur, La., and Theresa Jean East, 45, of Burkeville, Texas, were arrested for possession of controlled substances at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Thursday at the 4000 block of Interstate 10 in Orange.

An Orange police officer responded to a call of two individuals who were possibly intoxicated at the location.

When the officer arrived, the driver of the vehicle tossed an object into the back floorboard which appeared to be a glass pipe, according to the police report. She also had a tourniquet on her arm an attempted to conceal a syringe in the door jam prior to the officer making contact with her.

Both the driver, identified as Jennifer East, and the passenger, identified as Theresa East, were told to step out of the vehicle and then placed in handcuffs.

The officer located the syringe Jennifer had attempted to conceal and discovered it had a clear liquid substance in it which the officer believed to be Dilaudid.

Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Dilaudid is used to treat moderate to severe pain, according to

According to the police report, Jennifer told the officer they had just gotten the Dilaudid and she was about to shoot up with it.

Jennifer was also found to be in possession of some other unknown pills.

Theresa East consented to a search as well and a small triangular white pill was found in her pocket. She told the officer it was Seroquel.

Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic medicine, according to

Theresa told the officer they were coming from Beaumont and had stopped to get a ‘hit if the Dilaudid in before finishing the drive.’

Both were arrested.

While being booked, a plastic bag containing 53.2 grams of Hydrocodone 325 mg was found in Theresa’s bra.

Hydrocodone is used in the treatment of back pain; pain; cough and belongs to the drug class narcotic analgesic combinations, according to

Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 is the federal U.S. drug policy under which the manufacture, importation, possession, use and distribution of certain narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, anabolic steroids and other chemicals is regulated.

The CSA was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on October 27, 1970. The addition, deletion or change of schedule of a medicine or substance may be requested by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or from any other party via petition to the DEA.

Jennifer Ann East was charged with possession of a Penalty Group 3, a third degree felony, and Possession of Penalty Group 2, a state jail felony.

Theresa Jean East was charged with possession of Penalty Group 1, a state jail felony.