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Two Vidor women indicted for drug charges

Cathy Ardis and Michelle Lea Harrington, both of Vidor, were indicted for drug related charges on Tuesday, Feb. 3 by the Federal Grand Jury.

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, the Vidor Police Department and DEA executed a search warrant and arrest warrant in the 6500 block of North Farm to Market Road 105 in Orange County, Texas.

Taken into custody at the time was Cathy Ardis, 61, of Orange County, Texas for Possession with the Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Controlled Substance.

On Tuesday, February 3, 2020 the Federal Grand Jury met and returned the following indicts:

Cathy Ardis:

  1. Possession with the Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Controlled Substance Resulting in Deathand Aiding and Abetting (April 26, 2019)
  2. Possession with the Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Controlled Substance Resulting in Deathand Aiding and Abetting (July 28, 2019)
  3. Possession with the Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Controlled Substance Resulting in Deathand Aiding and Abetting (August 1, 2019)
  4. Possession with the Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Controlled Substance and Aiding and Abetting (August 29, 2019)
  5. Possession with the Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Controlled Substance and Aiding and Abetting (September 11, 2019)
  6. Possession with the Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Controlled Substance Resulting in Death and Aiding and Abetting (February 6, 2020)

Cathy Ardis and Michelle Lea Harrington:

  1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance (Hydromorphone) and Aiding and Abetting
  2. Maintaining Drug Involved Premises and Aiding and Abetting.

 

Michelle Lea Harrington is the resident and owner of the property in the 6500 block of North Farm to Market Road 105 in which the distribution was taking place.

Harrington was taken into custody on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

The Vidor Police Department would like to thank the Drug Enforcement Administration and US Attorney Joseph Brown and his staff for their commitment to prosecuting these offenses.

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.